FERPA

For more information regarding the Family Education Rights Privacy Act please vising the student handbook here.

Congress amended the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in 1998 to permit colleges and universities to notify parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 about violations of alcohol and other illegal drug policies.  This exception to FERPA was enacted, in part, to address the health and safety consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use and abuse.  Oswego State endorses the concept that students, their parents or guardians, and the College must act in partnership with each other to promote a healthy and productive educational experience for the student.

The Assistant Dean of Student, nor other Student Conduct staff members are permitted to speak with any party other than the student regarding disciplinary action without the permission of the student.  Students may give the Assistant Dean of Students or designee permission to speak with others by filling out and submitting the Authorization to Release Information Form. This form is specific to Student Conduct and is only relevant for one year. Previous authorizations may not suffice for the current need.