FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

This federal statute outlines the rights of students and the responsibilities of educational institutions in the maintenance and security of student records. In general, FERPA affords OCCC students with the following rights:


The right to obtain a copy of OCCC's current Student Records Policy.
The right to inspect and review their own educational records.
The right to seek to amend their own educational records.
The right to have some control over the disclosure of information from their own educational records (by authorizing or denying access in writing).
The right to file complaints of alleged failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA (with the U.S. Department of Education).

At OCCC FERPA rights belong to the student, regardless of the student's age.