Privacy Policy

Privacy Of Student Records (Ferpa)

The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that says that no one outside Care Hope College shall have access to student’s education records nor will Care Hope College disclose any information from those records even in an emergency. This provides a source of protection for the students or other persons. Individuals applying for admission may waive their right of access to confidential statements. Such waivers may not be required as a condition for admission to, receipt of aid from, or receipt of any other service or benefits from such agency or institution. Release of education records will only occur under the following circumstances:

  • Exceptions; compliance with judicial orders and subpoenas; audit and evaluation of federally-supported education programs; recordkeeping.

You may visit to view the full federal description of Family Right to Privacy (FERPA).

To faculty and staff: The confidentiality of student records is protected under federal law known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, you may access student information only in the legitimate educational interest of the student, and you are required to keep all such information strictly confidential. Under FERPA, "legitimate educational interest" means you are authorized to see student data which is necessary for the fulfillment of your professional responsibility at Care Hope College. This authorization is based on the condition that you agree to prevent other persons from accessing the confidential information available to you. However, FERPA does provide that you may share such information with other school officials having the same authorization, and who also have a legitimate educational interest in the student. Failure to maintain compliance with this federal regulation can result in academic dismissal and/or staff termination. All legal actions will be pursued that are available to Care Hope College to protect student information.