FERPA - Good Samaritan College of Nursing

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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:

Leah Boerger, Registrar
Office: 867.30 One Stop Center
Phone: 513.862.2493

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)