FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Southeastern Technical College is committed to meeting the provisions established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This Act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records and to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their non-privileged educational records.

Southeastern Technical College will not release information about you, your whereabouts, your grades, or your progress in classes to anyone but you. Please make sure your parents, family, and friends understand that if they have questions about your records, they must ask you, not the college.

Release of student record information is generally not done at Southeastern Technical College without the expressed, written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions. For example, the college may release information to third parties requesting information that the technical college designates as "directory information" unless students place holds on their educational records, thus preventing the release of this information. Directory information includes full name of student; address(es); telephone number(s); county of residence; email address(es); major and field(s) of study; degrees and awards including nature and date received; dates of attendance; school or division of enrollment; enrollment status (i.e. full or part time, undergraduate, graduate); name of last institution attended; participation in official sports and activities; height and weight of athletic team members; and photograph(s). Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. Students may prohibit the release of directory information by submitting a written request to the Registrar’s office. Please note two important details regarding placing a "No Release" on your record:

    1. Southeastern Technical College receives many inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including friends, parents, relatives, prospective employers, the news media, and honor societies. Having a "No Release" on your record will preclude release of such information, even to those people.
    2. A "No Release" applies to all elements of directory information on your record. The college does not apply a "No Release" differentially to the various directory information data elements.

For further information concerning your Student Records, please refer to the Southeastern Technical College’s Catalog and Handbook under the Student Affairs section.