Privacy Statement

THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND

PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. &

1232G; 34 CFR PART 99)

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, which is commonly

referred to as the Buckley Amendment, prohibits

the College from sharing information about

students with other individuals. The Family Educational

Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C.

& 123g: 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal Law that protects

the privacy of student education records.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to

their children’s education records. These rights

transfer to the student when he or she reaches the

age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school

level.

Grades and information concerning a student’s

enrollment status cannot be released except to state

and federal agencies requesting specific information

necessary to service the student appropriately.

Transcripts are only released under a student’s explicit

written authorization.

Saint Paul’s College recognizes that this limitation

may cause occasional inconvenience to students,

their families, and other interested third parties, but

the College is bound by law to protect each student’s

right to privacy. Students, of course, can secure

this information by visiting our office or calling,

when a visit is not possible. However, information

such as GPAs, etc. will not be given over the

telephone.

Students may choose to further restrict access to

their records. For further information regarding this

or other concerns with FERPA, contact:

Office of Registration and Records

Saint Paul’s College

115 College Drive

Lawrenceville, VA 23868

(434) 848-1800