The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) restricts the release of student information without the consent of the student. It provides the student a right to inspect their records and restrict the disclosure of those records. Detailed information about FERPA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro can be found at http://sa.uncg.edu/handbook/wp-content/uploads/ferpa.pdf and through the University Registrar’s Office at https://reg.uncg.edu/policies/ferpa/.
Pursuant to FERPA, and the implementing regulations, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities cannot discuss a student’s record with an outside agent without written permission granted by the student. The release form is available online at OSRR Consent to Disclose Education Records. Absent this form, staff members are limited to discussing university policies and procedures. Additionally, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will at all times correspond directly with the student even if the student authorizes the attorney or non-attorney advocate to receive information or documents regarding the student. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate and share information with the attorney or non-attorney advocate.
The following forms will need to be provided by the student in order for our office to share information with the student’s attorney or non-attorney advocate and for an attorney or non-attorney advocate to participate in the disciplinary process: