Student Records - Southwestern Adventist University Rights (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides ways in which the University may share information with parents without the student's consent. For example:
- The University will disclose education records to parents, upon request, if the student is a dependent for income tax purposes.
- The University will disclose education records to parents if a health or safety emergency involves their son or daughter.
- The University will inform parents if the student who is under age 21 has violated any law or its policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- A University official will generally share with a parent information that is based on that official's personal knowledge or observation of the student.
The University will disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the University against the alleged perpetrator of that crime, regardless of whether the institution concluded a violation was committed. The University may disclose to anyone -not just the victim -the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, if it determines that the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense, and with respect to the allegation made against him or her, the student has committed a violation of the University's rules or policies.