Privacy Policy

Student’s Records/Release of Information

Student’s Records/Release of Information In compliance with Public Law 93-380, “The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act” (FERPA), which is Section 438 of the General Education Provision Act, Stratford University has adopted policies and procedures which permit the student the opportunity to view his or her educational records upon request. Educational records mean those records, files, documents, and other material that contains information directly related to a student. Educational records do not include working papers concerning students, such as informal notes and other temporary notes of a similar nature that are in the sole possession of the faculty or staff and are not accessible or revealed to any other person.

The institution does not permit access to or release of confidential information to any individual or agency without the written consent of the student, except for the following reasons: 1) Records required by Stratford University officials in the proper performance of their duties, 2) Organizations conducting studies for educational and governmental agencies, 3) U.S. Government agencies as listed in Public Law 93-380, 4) Accrediting agencies, 5) Parents of dependent children as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, 6) Appropriate persons in connection with an emergency, 7) Other educational institutions upon request of transcripts for students seeking enrollment in that institution, 8) In connection with the award of financial aid, and 9) In response to legal court orders.

Name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, program undertaken, dates of attendance and certificates, diplomas and degrees awarded may be provided to third parties unless the request to omit such information is presented in writing.

All records are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.