Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Right to Privacy (FERPA)

In accord with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, each student has these privacy rights:

  • The right to inspect and review information contained in the student’s educational records.
  • The right to challenge the contents of the student’s educational records.
  • The right to a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory.
  • The right to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the educational record if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory.
  • The right to prevent disclosure, with certain exceptions, of personally identifiable information.

The University may release directory information without the students consent unless the student requests that such information not be disclosed. With the exception of directory information, the University cannot release any information to third parties or non-University personnel (including academic information) about a student without a waiver on file in the University Registrar’s Office. When waivers are filed, they pertain to all terms of enrollment at the university until the student rescinds the permission.

Students may access the student portal at https://my.mvnu.edu/ics/Students/ where they will need to complete the on-line Information Release Form. In the Information Release Form the student will be able to select the type of information to be released and which individuals are permitted to have access to that released information.

The name and address of the office that administers the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U. S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20202-5920

Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)

Further information about FERPA can be viewed on the University’s website.