Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 USC 1232g, Wallace Community College may disclose specific student information as directory information. Directory information includes name, address, telephone listing, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of athletic team members, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent educational institution attended, photographs, enrollment status, and e-mail addresses. If students object to the release of any of this information during any given term or academic year, they should provide written notification to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar during the first two weeks of the respective term or academic year. Non-release forms are available online or at the following locations: Enrollment Services in Grimsley Hall on the Wallace Campus in Dothan and Student Services in the Administration Building on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

In the event of an emergency, FERPA allows Wallace Community College officials to disclose educational records, including personally identifiable information, without consent to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. At such times, records and information may be released to appropriate parties such as law enforcement officials, public health officials, parents of an eligible student, and trained medical personnel.