The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a Federal law that governs the maintenance of student records. This act, with which the College intends to comply fully, protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right for students enrolled to inspect records kept by the College about the student and the right to correct inaccuracies in the records. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recognizes its responsibilities to students in maintaining accurate and confidential student records. Access to the records by persons other than the student is limited and generally requires prior consent by the student. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College adopted a written policy governing the rights of parents and students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Copies of this policy may be found in the offices of the President and the Vice President of Student Services at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.