Baker University maintains compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. FERPA defines educational requirements which are designed to protect the privacy of students concerning their records maintained by Baker University.
FERPA accords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review their records
- The right to request the amendment of their education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of privacy or other rights
- The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
- The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA
All requests to release, inspect, or review education records or to petition to amend education records should be made in writing to the University Registrar – Baker University P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
Education records may be disclosed without prior written consent to school officials having a legitimate educational interest. A school official is defined as a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position (including law enforcement and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; a student serving on an official committee (such as a disciplinary or grievance board) ); or a student engaged in a teaching assistantship learning experience. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to perform a task that is his or her professional responsibility, related to a student’s education, related to the discipline of a student, or necessary for supportive service to the student. Determination of legitimate educational interest will be made by the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services. Education records may also be disclosed without prior written consent of students in order to comply with a judicial order or subpoena, after receiving official documentation from a parent or guardian that establishes that the dependent status of a student and to various federal, state, and local authorities as outlined in the FERPA statute.
Release of Directory Information
Baker University hereby gives notice that it has designated the following categories of personally identifiable information as "Directory Information" under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (as amended). This information can be released without the prior consent of students as permitted by law. Under the terms of FERPA, Baker University defines "Directory Information" as follows:
- Permanent address and telephone number
- Baker email address
- Dates of attendance
- Enrollment status
- Class level
- Major area(s) of study
- Degree(s) conferred (including dates)
- Date of birth
- Height and weight of athletes
- Academic honors and awards