Federal law mandates that all users at UTD accept the following agreement regarding the confidentiality of student records.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act defines an educational official as:
- a person employed by the institution in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or other
- a person serving on an institutional governing body.
- a person employed by, or under contract to, the institution to perform a special task, such as an attorney
Student Academic Information Based onLegitimate Educational Interest
Educational officials are able to access a student’s record if they have a legitimate educational interest.
In viewing Enrollment Services or Registrar’s Office scanned images of an applicant/student, I am declaring
I have a legitimate educational interest in the applicant/student’s academic record.
I understand my access does not include viewing images for applicants/students from another UT-Dallas program or discipline for
purposes outside my legitimate educational interest (i.e., recruitment for programs outside my discipline).
I will view documents and materials for the specific purpose of admission or resolution of a student-related issue and will
not use or re-release acquired information for any other reason.
If I do retrieve a student file flagged with a FERPA notation, I realize I may release NO information about this student.