Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (referred to as "FERPA"). This law was enacted to protect the privacy of students' personally identifiable information and education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or otherwise misleading information.

Student rights covered by this Act include the right to:

  • Inspect and review information contained in educational records
  • Request amendment of educational records consent to disclosure, with certain exceptions specified by the Act
  • Limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
  • File complaints with the Department of Education concerning alleged failure to comply with this Act

Designated Directory Information

The Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing designates the following items as Directory Information: student name, address, valid e-mail address, major field of study, past and present participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance (past and present), honors and awards (including Honor's List), degrees conferred (including dates), most recent previous institutions attended, and enrollment status.

The College may disclose any of the directory information items without prior written consent, unless notified in writing during registration during each academic year.

  • To read the College's complete FERPA policy, click here.