Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act

Georgetown College is required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to notify students of their rights under the act or, if pre-college students, their parents of the rights.

  1. Students must be given, upon request, the opportunity to inspect their educational records.
  2. Georgetown College must provide an opportunity for students, if they desire, to challenge the content of their records.
  3. Georgetown College must make a determination of who within the institution has a legitimate educational interest in, and thus access to, student records.
  4. Georgetown College must issue a public notice of what categories of information about students the College intends to treat as “directory information” and thus releasable without specific prior written consent. The following constitutes directory information for Georgetown College: name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, denominational preference, and other similar information. Any parent or student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect with Georgetown College at the Registrar’s Office within two weeks after registration day of the semester. In the event a refusal is not filed, the College assumes that neither a parent of a student nor the eligible student objects to the release of directory information.
  5. Georgetown College must inform third parties to whom information is given about students — for example, graduate schools students apply to — that such information may not be passed on to fourth parties.
  6. Georgetown College must keep a record of persons, other than employees of the College, who request or obtain access to student files.

Notices

The Student Handbook is an official document of Georgetown College and contains the current nonacademic policies governing student life. The policies and regulations published in the Handbook supercede the constitutions, bylaws, or standing rules of any organizations. Students are expected to become familiar with the contents of this Handbook and conduct themselves accordingly.

In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Georgetown College does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability in its administration of education policies, programs, or activities, or in its admissions policies. Inquires or concerns should be directed to the Provost’s Office at 8034.

Off-campus social functions by service, club, or social organizations are beyond the scope of control by the College. Neither the presence of an advisor or other employee of the College; the listing of the functions on the College calendar; nor any other College involvement with the club or organization or event shall be construed to cause an off-campus event to be a College event or one which the College, its agents, servants, or employees supervise or control.

No service, club, or social organization is permitted to present itself as an agent of the College. The College does not permit the use of its name in any way by service, club, or social organization in the purchase, rental, lease, borrowing, or any other supplies or services secured for the purpose of holding a social activity.

Georgetown College is not responsible for any indebtedness, account, or other financial arrangement made by any student, student organization, faculty member, or other employee, unless authorized by official purchase order signed by the President, Treasurer, or Controller, or in writing by the Trustees through the President. The Board of Trustees establishes these policies in order to maintain fair, consistent, and sound business relationships.



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