Rights and Privacy Act Provisions
Each year, La Salle University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This act was intended to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings.
To fulfill basic requirements for compliance with the act, each institution must inform each student of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information. Although La Salle does not publish a public directory, the Office of the Registrar, at its discretion, does disclose the following information: name, address, dates of attendance, class, major field of study, degree(s) conferred (including dates), and e-mail address.
Under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of such information. To prevent disclosure, written notification must be received by the Office of the Registrar by October 1 in the fall semester and February 15 in the spring semester. The University will honor each request to withhold any of the categories of information listed above but cannot assume responsibility to contact a student for subsequent permission to release them. Decisions about withholding any information should be made very carefully. Should a student decide to inform the institution not to release any information, any future requests for such information from non-institutional persons or organizations will be refused.
La Salle University assumes that failure to request the withholding of “directory information” indicates approval for disclosure.
To comply fully with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Act and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Act 73, the College and University Security Information Act of 1988, La Salle University has available its Crime Statistics Report for the most recent three years, as well as a publication entitled “Safety and Security at La Salle University.” Copies of either document may be requested without charge in writing from the Office of Safety and Security, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141 or can be accessed at www.lasalle.edu/admin/businessa- ffairs/security/securityandsafety.pdf.
To comply with Federal Consumer Information Regulations, La Salle makes available upon request a report on job placement statistics and graduation rates. A copy of the 2002 report may be requested in writing from the Vice President for Enrollment Services, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.