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Week 6: FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Federal law holds members of the Herbst Academic Center to strict standards of confidentiality. Any academic information that is disclosed by a student-athlete is considered to be confidential.  This includes disclosing information about student-athletes to coaches, other athletics staff, the press or any individual who is not associated with the Herbst Academic Center.  The release of this protected information is limited to the staff in the Herbst Academic Center ONLY.  Tutors, as well as the remainder of the staff, are to abide by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as FERPA).  This Act deals directly with the protection of the educational records of student-athletes.

Additionally, tutors should not communicate directly with faculty members or coaches about the students they tutor.

Below are links to additional information to help you gain a better understanding of FERPA.

How do we put student data at risk?