Notice of Privacy Rights (FERPA)

This institution is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, which is designed to protect the student’s rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution. Under this Act, a student has:

  • the right to inspect and review educational records maintained by the institution that pertain to the student;
  • the right to challenge the content of records on the grounds they are inaccurate, misleading or a violation of privacy or other rights; and
  • the right to control disclosures from the educational records with certain exceptions.

Franklin University, in accordance with FERPA, has designated the following categories of information about students as public, or directory information: name, address, email address, telephone numbers (home and work), major, participation in officially-recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (including honors), and most recent previous education institutional attended.

Any student has the right to have directory information withheld from the public by indicating so on the admission application or by notifying the Registrar’s Office in writing.

A written policy detailing how Franklin University complies with the provisions of the Act is on file in the Registrar’s Office. Students also have the right to file written complaints with The Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-1475, regarding alleged violations of the Act.

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