The mission of the Parent & Family Association is to promote and foster open communication between the University Administration and family members of our students. The Association exists to enhance opportunities for families and to establish a sense of community with one another, faculty, staff, and administration of Embry-Riddle Prescott.
Parent Association Awarded Best Institutional Initiative by AHEPPP. This honor recognizes ERAU's innovative and creative program improving activities, services, and communication for parents of undergraduates.
Students have the right to challenge information contained within their educational records. Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they believe their rights under FERPA are violated.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to student educational records. FERPA grants to students certain rights, privileges and protections relative to the identifiable information contained within their educational records maintained by the University.
Educational records covered by FERPA include grades, housing information, financial status, results of disciplinary proceedings, etc. FERPA does not apply to Medical, Disability and Counseling records, which are confidential and protected.
Under FERPA, the University cannot release non-directory information if it has not been given permission to do so, unless under the circumstances listed above. The University is able to release non -directory information only when the student has granted access via Auxiliary Access.
This means that the University must withhold such information from parents and others, who believe their relationship with the student entitles them to have the information (even on occasions when the student prefers the information be released), if consent for release is not given.
FERPA forbids requiring students to give such permission. Once Auxiliary Access has been granted, the University will be able to disclose non-directory information and respond to inquiries from the student designated individuals.