FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT

Annually, Colorado School of Mines informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as
amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of
education records, to establish students’ rights to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to
file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by
the institution to comply with the Act.
Colorado School of Mines policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with the
provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy can be found in the office of the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of
Students and the Registrar. Questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the
Registrar’s Office.

Revised June 2009