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Long Island University at Riverhead
Public Information Policy

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects the privacy of student records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the record. Further information about FERPA is available on our FERPA link:  http://www.cwpost.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/registrar/rights.php

Specifically, FERPA states that a school may provide what is termed “directory information,” and only this information, without the student’s consent except as otherwise required by law. Directory information includes the following: the student’s name, dates of attendance at LIU at Riverhead,  enrollment status degree level (Undergraduate or Graduate),  class year, (graduate), major, degrees awarded, honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude), previous institutions most recently attended, date and place of birth, general schedule information that appears in the schedule of classes, past & present participation in officially recognized sports and non-curricular activities,  and physical factors (height, weight) for athletes. Currently registered undergraduate and graduate students may request that directory information not be disclosed by completing an Authorization to Withhold Directory Information form, also available in the Office of Student Services.

Useful Links

New Brochure from U.S. Department of Education:
Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety: A Guide to FERPA and Colleges

Family Policy Compliance Office 

Office of Post Secondary Education

FERPA for Students

 
Long Island University Riverhead Registrars Office