The following information is provided in compliance with various state and federal regulations.
The Institution will provide a paper copy of the information on request.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
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 high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students”.
Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the records, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose these records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions:
- School officials with legitimate educational interest
- Other schools to which a student is transferring
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
- Accrediting organizations
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
- State and local authorities within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
DVC follows the above procedures.
Students may request to review records in person at the DVC Records Office. Giving a 2-4 day advanced notice is desirable to avoid having to wait while files are retrieved from storage.
Diversified Vocational College does not maintain a student directory. Further information, or complaints on adherence to this policy may be obtained by calling (202) 260-3887