Student Privacy (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects
the privacy of student education records and provides students certain rights to their
records.  These rights include the right to inspect and review the education record,
the right to request an amendment of the record and the student’s right to withhold
their directory information from being disclosed by Southeastern Louisiana University. 
More information on the FERPA rights of students may be found in Southeastern’s annual FERPA notification.

Annual Notification to Students

The annual FERPA notification to students provides detailed information on the privacy
rights of students, the right for students to inspect their education records and
the right to request an amendment to the records.


Directory Information – Withhold/Release

Under provisions of FERPA, certain information designated as “Directory Information”
concerning the student may be released by Southeastern unless the student has informed
the University that such information should not be released.


Authorization to Release Information

Students may authorize the release of protected education records by updating the
appropriate section in their Leonet account.