Right to Privacy in Student Records

  1. UK maintains Student records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and the guidelines for implementation.  Directory information about a Student is released at the discretion of numerous UK departments upon receipt of a specific request for such information.  Information which is Directory information under FERPA concerning a Student will not be released if the Student has filed a request, in writing, with the UK Registrar, stating the information is to be withheld.  UK’s definition of “Directory Information” can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/registrar/FERPA-privacy.
  2. UK keeps a Student’s disciplinary record separate and confidential unless the Student consents in writing to have it disclosed.  However, the Dean of Students may disclose the Student’s disciplinary record without the Student’s consent if required by law or the safety of people or property is involved, or if the information is required by authorized UK personnel for official use at UK.  In these circumstances, only the information pertinent to the inquiry may be revealed. 
  3. The Dean of Students may act without the Student’s consent to have a statement of disciplinary suspension or disciplinary expulsion entered on the Student’s academic record for the duration of the disciplinary sanction, which would prohibit the Student from registering.
  4. A Student’s test data and record in the Counseling Center will be kept in the Counseling Center, separate and confidential, unless the Student consents in writing to have it revealed to a designated person or for a designated purpose.  Without consent, no information will be revealed except to an appropriate authority and then only when there is a clear and imminent danger to an individual or others, and such information will be limited to that which is directly pertinent to the reduction of that danger.