Confidentiality of Student Records In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), presently enrolled students, former students, and alumni may have access to certain educational records directly related to them, as well as an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate. Students may waive the right of access to such records. Confidential evaluations and recommendations of students placed in educational records prior to January 1975 remain confidential.
Except for specified school officials and authorized federal officials, no one shall have access to educational records without the written consent of the student concerned.
Parents financial records and related financial information shall not be released to students. Education records of students are released to parents only upon written request by the student or in the case of parents of dependent students with proof of dependency.
Rivier University, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), may release without the student’s authorization the following directory information:
- Student’s Name
- Telephone Number
- Major Field of Study
- Class Year
- Dates of Attendance
- Enrollment status
- Degrees and Awards received (if any)
- Place of Employment
- Most Recent Previous Educational Agency or Institution Attended
- E-mail address
At registration time, students are given the opportunity to restrict the release of any or all directory information. Forms to restrict access are available in the Office of the Registrar or online:
NOTE: To save either one of these files to your computer, right-click on the link and choose “Save Target As…”
For more information regarding FERPA, please see the Rivier University Academic Catalog or to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA, the name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: