Registrar: Privacy & Confidentiality

Annual Notification of Students Rights Under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the federal law that governs release of, and access to, student education records.  Below is a brief summary of your rights under FERPA:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day Pacific University receives a request for access.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

3) The right to provide written consent before Pacific University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent:

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Pacific University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The office that administers FERPA is:

                                           Family Policy Compliance Office

                                           U.S. Department of Education

                                           600 Independence Avenue, SW

                                           Washington, DC, 20202-4605


Letter of Recommendation Form for Students

Staff and faculty are required to obtain a release form signed by a student before providing any personally identifiable information about that student when answering an inquiry.  If no other signed release form is provided, this form must be used.