Privacy and Confidentiality

Privacy and Confidentiality

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of students in post-secondary education. In addition, students with disabilities are protected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a result, the DRC is prohibited from releasing all confidential information in student educational records. Student Privacy is important to us so all confidential information will only be released with written consent by student.

Parents or Guardians

When an individual begins attending a post-secondary institution, regardless of age, his/her privacy is protected by FERPA. Scores, grades, course progress, accommodations, etc. are all included in educational records and are therefore confidential and protected. Parents or guardians may access protected information only if the student provides written authorization that identifies the specific information that may be released or discussed.