​As both a graduate student AND a graduate assistant, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) applies to you. FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records. In addition, generally, university officials (including GRADUATE ASSISTANTS) are not allowed to share information concerning a student’s time on campus or records without their consent (that includes his/her parents), unless it is believed he/she has a health or safety emergency. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs rights with respect to health information.

More information concerning the FERPA regulations and confidentiality is located on the Office of the Registrar’s website (https://www.cmich.edu/ess/registrar/RegistrarRecords/Pages/Confidentiality.aspx).
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