Students’ rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Educational records of students are maintained officially by the University of Guam, Admissions and Records Office. Faculty and staff members may also keep informal records related to their functional role with a student. The education records of UOG students are considered confidential. Right of access to these records is protected under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
Annually, the University of Guam informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. This act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920
The following is considered “Directory Information” at the University and will be made available to the general public unless the student notifies the Office of the Registrar in person or in writing before the last day to add classes:
Student’s name, telephone number, email address, mailing address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of enrollment, honors, awards, degrees completed and dates of degrees conferred, institutions attended prior to admission to UOG, class level, and full-time/part-time status
The University of Guam may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised UOG to the contrary in accordance with UOG procedures.
If you do not want the University to disclose directory information from your education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the Admissions and Records Office by completing the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form.
All requests for withholding information are effective for one semester ONLY. You will have to submit a new request every semester of enrollment. Requests must be submitted during the first two (2) weeks of any semester or during the first week of any summer term.
For more information on FERPA, please review the following resources:
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The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.