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Dean of Student Affairs: Travis Imel
Contact: Jennifer Little
Ely Center 102(202) 250-2385 (videophone)(202) 651-5064 (voice)(202) 651-5572 (fax)
CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS
Gallaudet University follows the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regarding student records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of 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 the 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.
2. The right to request the amendment of a student's educational records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.
If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
The University discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performance of his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Directory information (name, home address, local address, e-mail address, class, year, major, verification of enrollment, height and weight (athletics), degree(s) and awards received, photographs, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports) may be released to anyone upon request. Students who do not wish this information to be available may request in writing to have their names removed from the directory. Such requests should be made to the Registrar's Office.
The University must release official records upon subpoena or court order. The University will attempt to notify the student that the records are being released.
Information from student records may be released to individuals or organizations providing financial aid for a student, or evaluating a student's eligibility for financial aid.
Upon request, the University also discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Information from student records may be released to parents who financially support a student (under IRS regulations).
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance OfficeU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20202-4605
Only information directly related to the educational process is maintained in student records. Official student records do not include references to political or social beliefs and practices. Students may list memberships in professional associations, honorary societies, or student activities as part of their student records. Memberships in other organizations not listed by the student will not be included in student records.
Medical records, mental health records, and parents' financial statements are not subject to this law. Such records are confidential and privileged and may not be reviewed or seen by anyone except as provided by applicable law of the District of Columbia and the Federal government.
LIST OF STUDENT RECORDS AND OFFICES RESPONSIBLE
The following list details student records at the University governed by requirement of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment). Questions about these records should be directed to the University officials indicated. Locations, email addresses, and phone numbers are available in the campus employee directory at http://people.gallaudet.edu.
Academic Transcripts and Grade Listings
Office: Registrar's OfficeOfficial Responsible: Ms. Elice Patterson, Director of Registrar
Academic Support Units Files
Office: Academic Advising, Career Center, and Student SuccessOfficial Responsible: Dr. Jerri Lynn Dorminy, Director of Student Success
Office: Office for Students with Disabilities and Tutorial and Instructional ProgramsOfficial Responsible: Dr. Thomas Horejes, Associate Provost, Student Success & Academic Quality
Office: Office of Residence Life and HousingOfficial Responsible: Ms. Susan Hanrahan, Director of Residence Life and Housing
Office: Office of Student ConductOfficial Responsible: Ms. Eloise Molock, Director of Student Conduct & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Campus Law Enforcement Records
Office: Department of Public SafetyOfficial Responsible: Mr. Theodore "Ted" Baran, Director of Public Safety
Financial Aid Records
Office: Financial Aid OfficeOfficial Responsible: Ms. Amanda Jackson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Office
Student Employment Records - Student Accounts
Office: Finance OfficeOfficial Responsible: Mr. Jeffrey Leach, Manager of Student Financial Services
Student Insurance Information
Office: Student Health ServicesOfficial Responsible: Ms. Kim Lee-Wilkins, Director of Student Health Services
International Student Files
Office: Center for International Programs and ServicesOfficial Responsible: Ms. Mona Blanchette McCubbin, International Student Specialist
Library Files (Regarding Money Owed)
Office: Gallaudet University LibraryOfficial Responsible: Ms. Amy Malm, Dean of Library
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