The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) affords students certain rights with respect to their “Education Records”. In accordance with Board Policy 07.11 – Confidentiality of Student Records, Lake Land College maintains only those “Education Records” which are essential to the process and procedures required to develop and maintain an accurate academic record for each student and to support such student accounting needs and requirements as are imposed by state and federal law and regulations and College policies and operational procedures students may inspect and review their records upon written request.
Personably identifiable information contained in a student’s Education Record is considered confidential and will not be released without the written consent of the student, except as authorized under FERPA and/or its implementing regulations. Requests for Education Records shall be fulfilled through the College’s Admissions and Records Office, which has responsibility for maintaining and disclosing Education Records.
The College has designated the following information as “directory information”: student name, mailing address, College e-mail address, enrollment status (full-time or part-time), student classification, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent previous school attended, and photograph. Any student objecting to his or her directory information being made public must file notice in writing of such objection with the
Admissions and Records Office.
Pursuant to the Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information Act (Illinois law, Public Act 099-0278), a student has the right to authorize the College, in writing, to disclose their private mental health information to a person of the student’s choosing. Additional information is available in the Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information section of the Student Handbook and Right to Know Information. Students may also contact the offices of Admissions, Counseling Services and the Vice President for Student Services.
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include: