UHCL has a policy in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) covering the release of student records. Student rights include the following:
- Students have the right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the university receives the request. To review records, a student must make a request in writing to the Registrar, identifying the record or records he or she wishes to inspect.
- Students have the right to request amendment of their education records that they believe are inaccurate or misleading.
- Students have the right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- Students have the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the university to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Third Party Release of Student Information and Records
You may authorize persons other than yourself to access information if you voluntarily elect to do so. Depending on your individual status, your parents/other individuals may not have immediate access to your records without your written permission. In order to grant individuals other than yourself access to your student record information, you must complete the Ferpa Release Form. Please complete this form and submit to the Registrar.
At its discretion the University of Houston-Clear Lake may provide directory information to the general public without student consent. Directory information is defined by University of Houston-Clear Lake (within the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) as follows:
- Student name
- Telephone number
- University e-mail address
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study
- Dates of attendance
- Hours enrolled
- Date of graduation
- Degrees and awards received
- Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
Students who do not wish that public information (including their name, address and phone number) be released can go online at E-Services and select all information to be restricted from release (with the noted exceptions for Release to Publications) according to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 guidelines and policies.