East Central College is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality of student records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

1. Students have the right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days from the day ECC receives a written request for access.

2. Students have the right to request an amendment to their record when the student believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise a violation of privacy rights under FERPA.

3. Students have the right to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information from the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorized disclosure without consent.

Directory Information

Items defined by ECC as Directory Information may be released without a student’s written consent as FERPA permits. East Central College defines directory information as follows:

Student’s Name
City of Residence
Program of Study
Academic Classification (Freshman/Sophomore and Full-Time/Part-Time)
Participation in Recognized Activities (including photographs of sponsored activities)
Dates of Attendance (including matriculation and withdrawal dates)
Degrees, Certificates, Recognitions, and Awards received
Individual and Group Photographs

Every student must be given the opportunity to have directory information suppressed from public release. This process is often referred to as a “no release,” “opt-out” or “suppression.” When a student makes a Request to Restrict Directory Information, everyone within the institution must abide by a student’s request that no information be released about the student.

For more information about FERPA, please see ECC’s Board Policy and the Department of Education’s FERPA page for a full explanation of what FERPA means as a student.