Right to Privacy Under Public Law 93-980

The University complies with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 1974, as amended. This law maintains that the institution will provide for the confidentiality of student education records. No one outside the institution shall have access to, nor will LMU disclose any information from, students' education records without the written consent of students except to personnel within the institution, to officials of other institutions in which students seek enrollment, to persons or organizations providing students financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health and safety of students or other persons. Additionally, according to 1998 Higher Education Amendments, the University is authorized by law to contact parents or guardians when students under the age of 21 commit serious or repeated violations directly or indirectly involving our drug and alcohol policies. All the exceptions are permitted under the Act.

Students may not inspect and review financial information submitted by their parents; confidential letters and recommendations associated with admissions, employment or job placement, or honors to which they have waived their rights of inspection and review; or education records containing information about more than one student, in which case LMU-DCOM will permit access only to that part of the record which pertains to the inquiring student.

Students can access their "student information" by using the Web Advisor account. Each student is given a PIN number to access the following information: schedule, transcript, financial records and financial aid. This information will remain confidential as long as students secure their PIN numbers.

Lincoln Memorial University maintains a list of all persons, except other college officials, who have received a copy of the student's education record.