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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also called the Buckley Amendment) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records.
Educational records as defined by F.E.R.P.A. are those records, with certain exceptions, that are maintained by the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, which include a student's name or students' names on them. These include files, documents, and materials in any medium (i.e. electronic, handwritten, print, tapes, film, microfilm, microfiche), which contain information directly related to students and from which students can be individually identified.
Directory information is information contained in an educational record that would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released.
Directory information at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh includes, but is not limited to:
Social security numbers, student identification numbers (i.e. Banner id), race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender are NEVER considered directory information and may not be released.
For more information, please contact the Registrar's Office:
Phone: (518) 564-2100
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 570-1634
Fax: (518) 564-4900
The Office of the Registrar
Plattsburgh State University of New York
101 Broad St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901