Educational records are kept by college offices to facilitate the educational development of students. Faculty and staff members may also keep informal records relating to their functional responsibilities with individual students.
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by institutions. As part of the requirements of FERPA, the College has a Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records. The College has also developed related policies that concentrate on the use of institutional data and computer and network security.
Los Angeles Mission College is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of the student's Social Security number. The Social Security number is requested at the time of degree or nondegree application to the University, but is used in a very limited and controlled manner. The primary student identification number used to conduct college business is the LAMC Student ID, which is assigned at the time of first affiliation with Los Angeles Mission College.
The following information provides operational procedures for certain aspects of these FERPA related policies:
- Directory Information
- Guidelines for Faculty and Staff
- Parent Rights Relating to Educational Records
- Student Rights under FERPA