Confidentiality of Records (FERPA)
The Student Records Office is the office authorized to release student information. The office adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding release of student information. Students who do not want directory information released should contact the Student Records Office and complete a form for non-release of directory information.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, prescribes the conditions under which information about students can be released. It is the policy of Midlands Technical College to follow those guidelines to protect the privacy of students. The following student rights are covered by the Act and afforded to all eligible students of the college:
Each of these rights, with any limitations or exceptions, is explained in the college's policy statement, which may be received from the Registrar's Office.
Requests for directory information are to be forwarded to the Registrarís Office. Midlands Technical College considers name, address, telephone number, dates of attendance, class, previous institution attended, major field of study, awards, honors and degree conferred to be directory information. Directory information may be released by the college under conditions compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The VPSDS and Office of the Registrar are authorized to determine release of directory information.
Students who wish to request nondisclosure of the above items may complete a Nondisclosure Form available from the Student Records Office on either campus.