FERPA Training

What is FERPA?

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Students have five basic rights: Inspect and review their records; amend an incorrect record; consent to disclosure (with exceptions); file a complaint with Department of Education; and view or request a copy of the institution’s policy in the online catalog/bulletin. Jacksonville State University’s directory information that may be disclosed: Student’s name, mailing address and telephone numbers, student’s e-mail address, enrollment status, dates of attendance, type of degree being pursued, major field of study, prior post-secondary institutions, degrees awarded, honors and awards received, JSU photographs, thesis/dissertation title, and student’s participation in officially recognized activities and sports.

Why is FERPA training important?

Jacksonville State University is requiring that all employees be trained on and compliant with regulations and guidelines of FERPA. How do I receive training?

How do I receive training?

  • Visit training.wecomply.com/wc2/doelogin.apx?id=10821 to watch the FERPA training video.
  • Register as a new user
  • Select FERPA for Colleges and Universities.
  • Send Certificate to the Department of Human Resources, 326 Bibb Graves Hall.

When should training be completed? 

For more information use this link: FERPA Training