The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, was established to protect the privacy rights of all students and applies to any educational facility receiving federal funds.
The Act prevents the release of certain information held within student records. Information is provided within this site for individuals seeking student records and for staff seeking information on FERPA regulations and how to properly manage student records.
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Lone Star College gives notice that the following types of directory information may be released upon request and may require approval of the appropriate administrator, unless the student desires to withhold all or any portion of it: student’s name, address, LSC email address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, certificates, photograph, enrollment status, student classification, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. Lone Star College may include some or all of the previously mentioned information as directory information. Any student objecting to the release of all or any portion of such information must complete the FERPA release at http://www.lonestar.edu/consumer-safety in the online Student Center under Personal Information – Security/FERPA Restrictions. Release of any non-directory information pertaining to student records must typically be authorized by the student (i.e., grades, transcripts). A student may request to view the student’s educational records with a written request to the student services office at the college(s) attended.
Information on responding to subpoenas may now be found on the Office of the General Counsel's Employee Intranet page at https://intranet.lonestar.edu/OGC.