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:
Office: 867.29 One Stop Center
Email: Brian.Sheeley@email.gscollege.edu or
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.
Complaint-Grievance Procedure, General (PDF)
- Education Records Release
- Education Records Release (Prefilled)
- Request to Amend or Remove Education Records
- Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information
- Request to Review Education Records
- Student Request for Formal Hearing
Privacy of Student Records – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- A student must provide a signed and dated written consent before the College can disclose personally identifiable information from the student’s education records. The written consent must specify the records that may be disclosed, state the purpose of the disclosure, and identify the party or class of parties to whom the disclosure may be made, and must be signed and dated. For information regarding the Permission to Release Information policies please contact the Registrar’s Office. Refer to the FERPA Policy under the policy link above.
- Student health information and records are obtained and maintained by Good Samaritan Hospital Team Member Health Department according to HIPPA regulations.
- Safeguarding Consumer Information – All customer information is safeguarded. The safeguards achieve the following objectives:
- Ensures the security and confidentiality of customer information
- Protects against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information
- Protects against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer