Confidentiality of Student Records
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, West Georgia has established policies concerning the confidentiality of student education records. In accordance with the Act, students of West Georgia are notified that, among other rights, they have the right to seek correction of the contents of these records, to place an explanatory note in a record when a challenge is not successful, and to control (with certain exceptions) the disclosure of the contents of their records. For a full statement of the institutional policy regarding confidentiality of student records see Connection and Student Handbook, the student handbook, www.westga.edu/~handbook.php.
Directory Information includes name, address, telephone listing, major field of study, dates of attendance, previous institutions attended, degrees and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of members of athletic
teams, photograph, and full- or part-time status, is generally available for release unless a student specifically requests in writing that this information not be released. This request must be submitted in writing to the Registrar's Office by September 15, annually.