The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Students have specific, protected rights regarding the release of such records, and FERPA requires that institutions adhere strictly to these guidelines.

Your role as a parent is to guide your student through the process of becoming a student at UNLV and to provide support as your student navigates through the university system, helping your student accept responsibility for his or her actions.

However, be aware that in nonemergency situations, UNLV is generally prohibited from sharing student information with parents or others unless the student has given us explicit written permission to do so.

Additional information about FERPA is available at the US Department of Education's website.