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Student Consent and Privacy

Health Information

HIPAA regulations state that students must give written consent (though verbal consent is acceptable in an emergency) to allow Health Service to discuss their medical information with parents. Consent is situation-specific--i.e., “blanket consents” are not acceptable.

Student Records

A student's academic and personal records are a matter of confidence between the student and the University. The contents of either may be revealed only in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380, Section 438, as amended).

For parents to receive grade reports, transcripts, and most disciplinary files, students must sign a Waiver for Release of Student Information, available from their adviser.

Learn about specifics and exceptions.