Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Confidentiality of Student Records
This college is covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which is designed to protect the student's rights with regard to educational records maintained by the college. Under this Act, a student has the right to inspect and review educational records maintained by the college that pertain to the student; the right to challenge the content of records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or a violation of privacy or other rights; and the right to control disclosures from the educational records with certain exceptions. A written policy detailing how South Georgia State College complies with the provisions of the Act may be found in the student handbook.