Student Rights & Grievances - Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Students have the right to inspect and review records that relate to themselves in their capacity as students, and to request corrections of records which are inaccurate. Most disclosures from student records to outside parties require prior consent from the student (with certain exceptions such as public information). If students have questions about access to or disclosure of information contained in their student record, they should contact Student Judicial Affairs (SJA) at 752-1128. See Section 130.00 of UC Policies Applying to . . . Students (UC Policies) ; Policy & Procedure Manual (P&PM) Section 320-21 ; the UC Davis General Catalog, Appendix on University Policy on Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment, Student Records, and Privacy, and in the Class Schedule and Registration Guide, published quarterly.

Quick Guide to Privacy of Student Records (PDF)

Summary of policies about privacy and confidentiality of student records.

Disclosures from Student Records

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and University and campus policies, UC Davis students have the following rights:

1. To inspect and review their own student records.
2. To request the amendment of their own student records if they believe the records are inaccurate or misleading.
3. To restrict disclosure of information contained in their student records, except when law and policy permit disclosure without consent.

Questions about these rights should be referred to Student Judicial Affairs, (530) 752-1128. Students can file complaints regarding alleged violations of privacy rights with the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged violations of these requirements, addressed to the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4605. See Section 99.63 at