Privacy of Records

In 1974, Congress enacted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to guarantee students access to their educational records and to prohibit dissemination of educational records without the student’s consent.

Monmouth College adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), wherein the rights of a student who is attending an institution of postsecondary education, or is eighteen years of age, supersedes the authority of the parent(s) to make decisions regarding the student’s records or account. Students who wish to grant access to a third party may designate proxy access in Colleague Self-Service by selecting “View/Add Proxy Access” under User Options. By granting access, student may give College staff permission to release information about financial accounts or final grades.

Academics/Grades proxy access does not include access to additional academic information such as academic standings, notification of probation or dismissal, and conversations with faculty or other academic affairs representatives. To grant this level of access to third party, students must sign the consent to release information form in person at the Office of the Registrar located in the ACE in Hewes Library.