FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
These rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days from the day the University receives a request for access.
2. The right to request an amendment of the student's education records that the student believes to be inaccurate.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Colorado State University - Pueblo to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
When is a student protected by FERPA?
When a student turns 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution, the student, and only the student, may access, seek to amend, and consent to disclosures of his or her education records.
As a parent, what am I allowed to access under FERPA?
You may only access directory information if your son/daughter has not elected to block it.
Can my son/daughter grant me access to their education records?
If your son/daughter chooses to grant you access to their educational records, they may do so by filling out and submitting a "Consent for Release" form in the Records Office. This can be a one-time release or a permanent release. A student can also choose to reverse a permanent release by visiting the Records Office and filling out appropriate paperwork.
For emergency purposes. How can I contact my son/daughter?
In an emergency, please contact the on-campus Pueblo County Sheriffs Office at 719.549.2373 and they can assist in contacting your son/daughter.
Where do I call with questions about FERPA.
Please call the CSU-Pueblo Admissions and Records Office at 719.549.2462 and ask for a Records Office staff member.