The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
When a student reaches the age of 18 or begins attending a postsecondary institution regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer to the student. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students”.
Questions regarding educations records may be directed to:
FERPA Compliance (PDF)
GSC supports you in your right to file a grievance concerning College-related issues arising from perceived unfair application of policies and procedures, for any reason.
Issues regarding judgment of professional practice may not be grieved. (For example: Judgment of the “Best” answer of a test question or the judgment of professional practice clinical observation.)
The College has established a formal process for the resolution of complaints/grievances regarding student/college-related issues.
Before filing a written grievance, students are encouraged to discuss their concerns in a pre-grievance meeting with the college administrator/Department Chair in an effort to seek an informal resolution to the situation at issue.
If a matter cannot be resolved informally or if the student prefers to file a formal grievance, a written grievance must be submitted to the College Compliance Officer. The informal resolution process is strictly voluntary and is not a prerequisite to filing a formal grievance.
The College Compliance Officer is:
Angela Liggett, College Compliance Officer
Complaint-Grievance Procedure, General (PDF)