Any student who believes that his/her education record contains information that
is inaccurate or misleading, or is otherwise in violation of his/her privacy or
other rights may discuss his/her problems informally with the Registrar. If the
decisions are in agreement with the student's request, the appropriate records will
be amended. If not, the student will be notified within a reasonable period of time
that the records will not be amended; and he/she will also be informed by the Registrar
of his/her right to a formal hearing.
Student requests for a formal hearing must be made in writing to the Vice President
for Student Affairs who, within a reasonable period of time after receiving such
requests, will inform the student of the date, place, and time of the hearing. Students
may present evidence relevant to the issues raised and may be assisted or represented
at the student's expense. The hearing panel which will adjudicate such challenges
will be the Vice President for Student Affairs, representatives from the Office
of Student Affairs, and a faculty representative from the student's program of study.
Decisions of the hearing panel will be final, will be based solely on the evidence
presented at the hearing, will consist of written statements summarizing the evidence
and stating the reasons for the decisions, and will be delivered to all parties
concerned. The education records will be corrected or amended in accordance with
the decisions of the hearing panel, if the decisions are in favor of the student.
If the decisions are unsatisfactory to the student, the student may place with the
education records statements commenting on the information in the records or statements
setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the decisions of the hearing panel.
The statements will be placed in the education records, maintained as part of the
student's records, and released whenever the records in question are disclosed.