Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality of Student Records

The disciplinary records of Ferris State University students are maintained in the Office of Student Conduct. The records normally would include the following: the original report(s) on the incident(s) or situation(s) alleged to be a violation of University regulations and all correspondence between the Office of Student Conduct or designee, and the student.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, 1019 Campus Drive, Birkam Health Center, Suite 214, Big Rapids, Michigan , 49307, (231) 591-3619.

Effective September, 2003:

  • Records involving suspension or dismissal from the University will be kept indefinitely
  • Records not involving suspension or dismissal from the University will be retained for seven years following the student's last disciplinary incident.

Students' disciplinary records are confidential. The records can be released only under certain conditions. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.