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FERPA - Student Rights and Privacy

The College is constrained by federal law regarding education records, and we strongly encourage parents and students to discuss them together.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) provides students who are or have been in attendance at Messiah College certain rights with respect to their “education records.” A student is deemed to be in attendance at the College if he/she is enrolled and is either physically present for classes or receives instruction through distance learning. Education records may be paper or electronic and are defined generally as records, files, documents, and other materials maintained by the College which contain information directly related to the student and from which the student can be personally identified.

Rights granted to a student under FERPA include:
Parental Notification Policy