Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Trinity University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. This Act was designed to protect students' rights by maintaining the privacy of educational records, establishing the rights of students to review their education records, and providing guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information. Upon enrollment in college, the rights afforded under FERPA are transferred from the parent to the individual student. Therefore, it is important to note that in many circumstances, Trinity University may not be permitted to release information about the student record. Although certain exceptions apply, under FERPA, grades, financial information, and other education records are not to be disclosed to parents or anyone else outside the University without a student's prior written permission.
Student's wishing to grant access of their record to a parent or third part must complete the Student Consent to Release Educational Records and submit this form to the Office of the Registrar.