Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 > Academic Policies > FERPA
Georgia College, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which is designed to protect the student's rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution. Under this Act, a student has the following rights:
Students should submit to the Registrar, Dean, and head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
At its discretion Georgia College may provide directory information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated directory information at Georgia College includes the following:
Questions on the University's procedures regarding release of academic information may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, 107 Parks Hall, (478) 445-6286.