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Student Privacy Rights

Individuals with questions regarding FERPA interpretation at McNeese State University should contact the Office of the Registrar

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."


  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

Data Privacy Day

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust

Data Privacy
9 OUT OF 10 ADULTS
feel consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.1
HACKERS HAVE EXPOSED
the personal information of...
110 MILLION AMERICANS
(roughly half of the nation's adults) in the last 12 months alone.2
6 OUT OF 10 AMERICANS

Telephone Scam About Printer Cartridges

phone scamsPlease be advised that a telephone scam is making its way around the campus offices. The caller identifies themselves as calling from purchasing and asks what type of printer and/or fax machine the office is using. Toner cartridges and an invoice are then sent to the McNeese Post Office. Departments are then responsible for returning the cartridges and receive notifications about unpaid invoices.
Please notify all staff and student workers that answer telephones about this scam. The McNeese Purchasing Department is not taking an inventory of printer/fax machine ink cartridges. Do not provide information and ask for a name and call back phone number.

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