Student's Right to Privacy
Gurnick complies with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment. This act provides Gurnick students and parents of Gurnick students with certain rights involving access and release of records that are deemed personally identifiable.
The Office of the Registrar, the Financial Aid Office, and the Academics Department maintain records that can be reviewed by students. Personally identifiable information from these records may not be disclosed to a third party without either the written consent of the eligible student. Notwithstanding the above, disclosure to members of Gurnick administration and faculty who have a legitimate educational purpose in seeing the records is permitted. Release of records to regulatory bodies, accrediting bodies, oversight bodies and legally executed court subpoenas do not require student or parent consent of release.
Directory information may be released by Gurnick without the student’s permission unless the student states, in writing, within the first two weeks of the program, the specific information he or she desires not be included as part of his or her directory information. Directory information includes the student's name, home town, class level, registered credits (current term), major fields of study, participation in recognized activities and sports, biographic data for public relations purposes, diploma and awards received, most recent previous educational institution attended, veteran status, and job placement information.
Students who wish to have information disclosed must complete the authorization form or provide written consent.
Any student or employee who engages in conduct which directly or indirectly violates, or infringes upon, the privacy rights of an employee or student will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from Gurnick.