In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the following rights:
Students should submit a written request to the Registrar, indicating which records they wish to inspect. The University will make such records available within 45 days of the receipt of the request. Students do not have the right to inspect confidential letters and recommendations if the student has waived the right to inspect.
Students should submit a written request to the Registrar, indicating which records they wish to have amended and the reasons. The University will notify the student in writing of the decision regarding amendment of the record. Following are the procedures for the correction of records:
The University may disclose the following directory information unless the student or parent of a dependent student makes a written request to withhold information: name, address (only for official requests for group lists for legitimate agencies such as the US Air Force), major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status, GPA, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors, awards, most recent educational agency attended. Written request for nondisclosure should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
The University is authorized to disclose student information without consent in the following circumstances:
Students have a right to file a complaint concerning alleged failure of Wilmington University to comply with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Complaints should be mailed to:
Wilmington University is required to notify students annually of their rights regarding privacy. A message is inserted in each catalog, directing students to this web site. Additional information about FERPA can be found at the following web address: www.wilmu.edu/privacy.
Students must give consent to Wilmington University to disclose their education records (non-directory) to other person(s). They must fill out the appropriate form in the Office of the Registrar to allow us to release such information. On that form they need to clearly indicate the appropriate names for Wilmington University to disclose education information to. The student can revoke this request at any time by filling out the form again and checking the box that prohibits the release of educational information.
Third parties requesting to review education records (non-directory) of a specific student must fill out the appropriate form housed in the Office of the Registrar. This form should identify the purpose of review and the name of requester and the affiliation associated with this requester. Once this form is appropriately filled out the information will be sent to the appropriate party.
**Please note: if companies already have a form with the student's signature allowing that company to review education records then this form is not needed.