Confidentiality

Confidentiality Policy
Effective: 8/18/09
Contact: Human Resources

As a matter of College policy, confidential information about staff members is not released upon outside inquiry without written authorization by the staff member or by subpoena. General inquiries from media outlets should be referred to the public relations office, while specific requests with respect to income, length of service, and related data should be referred to the Office of Human Resources.

The release of information about students is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). The act applies to both currently enrolled students and alumni. Confidential information is maintained by many offices on campus. Following appropriate safeguards and full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act are requirements of College policy. Questions about how this policy applies to a specific situation should be addressed to the Dean of Students.

In keeping with these policies, anyone who handles personal information about students or staff has the obligation to maintain strict confidentiality.