Academic Catalog 2020-2021

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy

Privacy Policy and Access to Educational Records

Gardner-Webb University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (“FERPA”). FERPA is designed to protect the privacy of student educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of education records that they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Student Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with FERPA.

Institutional policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with the provisions of FERPA. The policy can be found on the Registrar Services website.