The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Student Rights Under FERPA
Under FERPA, students have five basic rights:
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- Inspect and review their records;
- Amend an incorrect record;
- Consent to disclosure (with exceptions);
- File a complaint with Department of Education; and
- View or request a copy of the institution’s policy in the online catalog/bulletin.
Student Directory Information
Under FERPA, Jacksonville State University may disclose:
- Student’s name
- Mailing address and telephone numbers
- Student’s e-mail address
- Enrollment status
- Dates of attendance
- Type of degree being pursued
- Major field of study
- Prior post-secondary institutions
- Degrees awarded
- Honors and awards received
- JSU photographs
- Thesis/dissertation title, and
- Student’s participation in officially recognized activities and sports.
FERPA Training Instructions
JSU requires all employees be trained on and compliant with regulations and guidelines of FERPA. This training will be assigned to all new/rehires and must be completed before system access can be granted. The training portal access is granted after the new/rehire employee record is created. An email notification is sent to the employee with instructions for accessing. New/Re-hires must complete within the first week of hire, preferably on the first day of work. Course duration: 10-15 minutes. All employees must complete the training annually, each calendar year thereafter.
Course duration: 15-20 minutes
JSU requires all employees be trained on and compliant with regulations.
- Visit the EduRisk Training Portal and access with your primary JSU email.
- Select your course, "FERPA: Protecting Student Privacy"
- You will receive an email confirmation of the course completion.
- Your completion will automatically be updated on your training course transcripts.