Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Walla Walla Community College enforces guidelines concerning information about the student’s permanent educational record, and governs the conditions of its disclosure. Except as otherwise indicated, the College will not provide information contained in student records in response to inquiries unless the student has given consent to the College in writing.
Exception will be made if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals or disclosure is required by law. The following information may be released without notification to the student on a need to know basis, as it is representative of public directory information: student’s name, field of study, athletic information, date of completion, degrees and awards earned.
The college provides additional information to military recruiters in compliance with federal Solomon Act requirements. Students wishing to be excluded from the student directory information as defined in PL.93-380, must file a quarterly non-disclosure request with the Registrar to seal their records. Walla Walla Community College assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of “Directory Information” indicates individual approval for disclosure. By sealing your records, WWCC will be unable to verify degrees, graduation, or any other requested information.