Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

FERPA protects currently or formerly enrolled students, regardless of their age or parental-dependency status. However, FERPA does not protect deceased students or students who have applied to Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC) but have not attended any classes.

SWC allows faculty and other college officials to access information without prior written consent in the performance of their legitimate job duties under the exemption provided in FERPA.

Educational Records are any record, file, document or other material (handwritten, tape, disks, film, etc.) which contains information directly related to a student's academic progress, student financial information, student worker information, medical condition or personal interest item. This may include, but are not limited to:

School Official for this purpose is defined by SWC to include:

Legitimate Educational Interest of school officials includes:

Directory Information is defined by the Sisseton Wahpeton College to include a student’s:

Students may restrict the release of their directory information by submitting a written request to the Registrar’s Office.  If a student blocks the public release of directory information, then all future requests for disclosure must be with the written consent of the student.  This includes listing the student on athletic programs, promotional materials, the Dean’s List, and the graduation Commencement Program.