Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Kishwaukee College, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and its amendments, provides the following annual notice of rights accorded students under this law. Visit the Confidentiality webpage for more information.

The Act established the following rights for students:

  • The right to inspect and review their education records.
  • The right to seek to amend education records that are believed to be inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to demand that personally identifiable information be disclosed only with student consent, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint against the institution.

Kishwaukee College will not release to any individual or agency, nor permit access to, the educational records of a student, other than directory information, without the student’s written request.

The following data is hereby designated as Directory Information and such information may be disclosed or released by the College for any purpose and at its discretion:

  • Student’s name
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Major of field of study
  • Current enrollment status
  • Weight and height of athletic team members
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees & awards received

Student directory information may be made public. Students opposed to making any part of their directory information public must complete an OPT out form in the Student Services office and present proof of identity. The refusal is valid until the student notifies the Student Services Office to remove the hold.

Contact the Registrar at 815-825-9469 for FERPA-related questions.