Family Education Rights and Privacy (FERPA)

Emily Griffith Technical College abides by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for correcting inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the act. This act requires written permission by the students for release of their grades and or other information about student progress. Please note that there are some common exceptions that permit the disclosure of personal information from educational records to third parties, including, but not limited to, release of information to the college's collection agency in the event of failure to pay and to a processor for the mailing of 1098-T statements.Contact the Admission and Records Office at your campus for further information.

Emily Griffith Technical College designates the following items as “directory information:” student name, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent educational institution attended. The college may disclose any of the information without prior written consent, unless notified by the student in writing to the contrary by the first official class meeting date of each semester.

For more information about FERPA, please click the U.S. Department of Education about FERPA or type this link into your web browser: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Students who wish to opt out of FERPA should complete this form and email it to the Director of Student Services, Tisha Corbett at Tisha.Corbett@emilygriffith.edu or contact her at 720-423-4859. Please provide your name, date of birth and student identification number.