Student Handbook


In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA"), Xavier University protects the rights of students with relation to the accuracy and privacy of their education records. In accordance with FERPA, Xavier University has established basic policies to prevent the release of any personally identifiable information regarding any of its students, without first having received the consent of the student, or otherwise allowed or required by law. In addition, procedures have been established by which a student may request to examine their education records, may challenge any portion of the record, and may request the opportunity to have any inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate data deleted or corrected, or may have inserted into the record a written explanation regarding the content of the record.

In the undergraduate and graduate schools of Xavier, these rights belong to the student. However, the parents of a student who is financially dependent upon the parents (as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954) may have access to the student's record without first obtaining the student's consent.