Confidentiality of Records

Student Privacy

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), South Puget Sound Community College enforces guidelines concerning information about the student’s permanent educational record, and governs the conditions of its disclosure. Except as otherwise indicated, SPSCC will not provide information contained in student records in response to inquiries unless the student has given consent to the college in writing. The consent must indicate a specific party to release records, must indicate the specific records that can be released, and is good for one year unless otherwise noted. Exception will be made if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals or disclosure is required by law. The college provides additional information to military recruiters in compliance with federal Solomon Act requirements. Students wishing to be excluded from the student directory information, must file a non-disclosure request with the registrar to seal their records. SPSCC assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of “Directory Information” indicates individual approval for disclosure. By sealing your records, SPSCC will be unable to verify degrees, graduation, or any other requested information. Directory information includes:

  • Student’s name, street address, email, and phone number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Height and weight
  • Most recent institution attended
  • Veteran’s status
  • Dates of attendance and completion
  • Degrees and awards received