Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Postsecondary Institutions
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you certain rights with respect to your education records.
Information: Student Records 303.914.6356
Your rights include:
- The right to inspect and review your education records within 45 days of the day RRCC receives a request for access. Submit written requests that identify the record(s) you wish to inspect to the Registrar or Coordinator of Student Records. The RRCC official will make arrangements for access and notify you of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of education records that you believe are inaccurate or misleading. You may ask RRCC to amend a record that you believe is inaccurate or misleading. Write to the above RRCC official responsible for the record and clearly identify the part of the record you want changed, specifying why it is inaccurate or misleading. If RRCC does not amend the record as you request, RRCC will notify you of the decision and advise you of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to you when you are notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to a school official with legitimate educational interests. A school official is an employee of the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit, personnel, and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a member of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the National Student Clearinghouse; an individual serving on a college advisory committee; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the college also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by RRCC to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605