Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Post-Secondary Institutions

A federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA"), affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. The primary rights afforded to each student include, but are not limited to, the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to amend incorrect records, and the right to limit disclosure of information from the records.

In accordance with federal law and regulations issued by the Department of Education, the Vermont State Colleges System ("VSC") has adopted policies and procedures for each of its Colleges. The Colleges within the VSC are: Castleton State College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Vermont Technical College, and The Community College of Vermont. The purpose of this VSC policy is to provide guidance on the rights of inspection and the prohibitions against unauthorized dissemination of educational information.

The VSC's FERPA policy is available on the Blackboard Portal under VSC Public Info and Data / VSC Policy and Procedures / Student Affairs / Policy 312, and also at the Registrar's Office.

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C., 20202-4605


(include telephone and fax numbers in e-mail)

Telephone: (202) 260-3887

Fax: (202) 260-9001