FERPA

FERPA

See the following link for the Annual Notice of Rights under FERPA.

See Eastern Connecticut State University’s Policy and Procedures Statement in Accordance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) within the Academic Standards and Procedures article in the Student Handbook online.

The following are details regarding forms in relation to student records.

Permission to Release Education Record Information

You may, at your discretion, grant the University permission to release information about your student records to a named third party by adding them as a FERPA Privacy Waiver Designee. You may add, edit or remove a FERPA Privacy Waiver Designee using eWeb:

1.    Log in to eWeb
2.    Select Personal Information
3.    Select View/Update FERPA Privacy Waiver Designee(s)
4.    Follow the instructions provided to add, edit or remove a FERPA Privacy Waiver Designee.

Request to Opt Out of Directory Information

The Request to Opt Out of Directory Information form is to be used when a student wishes to have directory information withheld from the general public and not to be printed in the campus directory. The student can download the form attached or obtain a copy of the form at the office of the registrar. The form will then be submitted to the office of the registrar upon completion.

Request for Revocation of Non-Disclosure of Directory Information

The Request for Revocation of Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form is to be used when a student has previously filled out a “Request to Opt Out of Directory Information” form and now wishes to remove the hold that was previously placed on the University from releasing information to the general public and from the campus directory. The student can obtain a copy of the form at the office of the registrar. The form will then be submitted to the office of the registrar upon completion.

Application to Review/Inspection of Student Records

The Application for Review/Inspection of Student Records form is to be used when a student wishes to inspect or review individual records that are held within a University Office where the record is stored. The list of records that are eligible for review can be found within the student handbook (insert link to article). The student can obtain a copy of the form at the office of the registrar. The form will then be submitted to the office of the registrar upon completion.

Request to Amend or Remove Education Records

The Request to Amend or Remove Education Records form is to be used when a student believes that information contained in their educational record is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of students. Please refer to the following student handbook article (insert link) for complete details. The student can obtain a copy of the form at the office of the registrar. The form will then be submitted to the office of the registrar upon completion.

Request for Formal Hearing to Amend or Remove Education Records

The Request for Formal Hearing to Amend or Remove Education Records form is to be used when a student wishes to appeal a record custodian’s decision made on “Request to Amend or Remove Education Records” form. Students who wish to challenge the content of an educational record, if they believe the record is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights, shall be entitled to a hearing after ascertaining that no other means of redress has been satisfactory. The student must present the challenge within six months of the time he/she becomes aware of the question.

The student can obtain a copy of the form at the office of the registrar. The student will then submit the form to the appropriate vice-president as listed below:

Vice-PresidentVice-President NameRecord(s) Being Contested
Provost and VP of Academic AffairsDr. Dimitrios PachisAcademic Records
VP of Student AffairsKen BediniStudent Affairs Records
VP of Finance and AdministrationJames HowarthFinancial/Billing Records