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101.3 Student Right to Privacy, Release of Confidential Information

Date Adopted: 11/1/1974
Date Revised: 9/26/2017
Date Last Reviewed: 01/16/2024
References: Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended
Issuing Office: Chancellor
Approved By: Office of the Chancellor

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western adheres to the regulations outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended (FERPA), which grants students certain rights, privileges, and protections relative to individually identifiable educational records that are maintained by UMW.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to comply with FERPA regulations regarding release of student educational records to third parties, student’s right to inspect/review their own individual educational records, student’s right to challenge information contained in individually identifiable educational records, and student’s right to withhold public directory information (with some specific exceptions to release of directory information).

  3. Procedures

    The FERPA regulations are available at the Registrar’s Office. Excerpts of this policy are published in the UMW Website and the Schedule of Classes.

  4. Authority

    Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended

  5. Responsibility

    Registrar, All Executive Officers