4.6 Confidentiality

As a College employee, one may have access to or knowledge of information pertaining to a student or students on the campus. ALL information on private matters regarding students should be considered confidential, NEVER to be disclosed to others, not even to other employees, unless such disclosure is clearly in the student’s educational interest, is a matter of health and welfare, or otherwise constitutes an exception under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Employees should contact the Office of Student Affairs for clarification, if needed.

Information about students, employees, and internal relationships in the College may only be released to outside parties by designated College personnel, within limits set by College policy and in compliance with Federal State regulations.

Any employee failing to comply with this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, dismissal.

Approved February 28, 2014