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Student Records and Privacy

Rice University is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Buckley amendment) affording to students rights of access to education records and imposing obligations on the university regarding the release and disclosure of those records to third parties.

Rice University, in keeping with this Act, except as permitted by law, does not disclose education records (including disciplinary actions and proceedings as well as academic actions) without the student's consent. Thus, parents may be denied access to a child's record, unless the child consents and allows Rice to share such records about the student. Other confidential records, not covered by FERPA, may include those related to the Rice Counseling Center and Student Health.

Further information about rights arising under this act may be found in the Student Handbook, which is distributed to students at the beginning of the fall semester.