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Student Information (Confidential) - Access to and Release of Policy

Office of Origin: Admissions, Records & Registration
Date Adopted: 06-24-02
Date Reviewed: 10-24-08
Last Date Modified & Approved: 06-29-10

Policy Statement:

Present and former students shall have the right to inspect, review, and challenge the contents of their official records, according to the conditions set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Confidential records of students shall be released only under the following conditions:

1. Written authorization by the student.

2. Pursuant to court order, provided reasonable effort is made to notify the student prior to compliance.

Release of student information considered public information shall not be restricted by the above conditions. Lake Michigan College designates the information the College deems as public in compliance with FERPA rules.

To meet the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, Section 113, and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 122, the College, under the auspices of the Office of Institutional Research (IR) may use student social security numbers to compile certain data for the purpose of instructional program improvement and Perkins and Workforce Investment Act reporting.

Responsibility: Executive Dean, Student Services

References: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974