While the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. §1232) prohibits the release, to third parties (not inclusive of individuals with an educational need to know), of information contained in a student’s educational records without the express written consent of the student or of a guardian of whom the student is a dependent (excepting the notification of parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 in cases of alcohol and drug related violations, and victims in violence related incidents) the University complies with the Tennessee Student Information in Higher Education Act of 2005 in seeking to make student information readily available to students and parents to promote an educational partnership.

Nonetheless, students or parents requesting such release must complete this document to allow the University to work with them while satisfying the federal regulations.