What is FERPA?
The purpose of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is to provide students certain rights with respect to their student records. This Act also protects the student’s privacy from the indiscriminate collection, maintenance, disclosure and release of personally identifiable student information, including information regarding student status or performance.
To whom does FERPA apply?
FERPA applies to students who are or who have been in attendance at Oakwood University. It does not cover applicants who are denied admission, those who applied but did not attend and deceased students.
When do FERPA rights begin?
FERPA begins the first day students attend classes. It is the policy of Oakwood University to protect the privacy rights of students as much as possible.