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Protection of Student Records

It is the policy of Madison Area Technical College to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g. Notice is hereby given to Madison Area Technical College students as follows:

  1. It is the intention of Madison Area Technical College to fully comply with provisions of the above referenced federal law. The administrative procedures to implement compliance may be reviewed during normal business hours in the following campus location: Enrollment Center, Truax Campus.
  2. This law permits the college to make public certain “directory” information about students. It is the intention of the college to do so, as may be appropriate to the normal course of college business and operations. The following information is regarded to be directory type, and some or all of it may be made public: student name, major field of study (program), dates of attendance (by term), enrollment status (full- or part-time), degrees and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams and email address.

FERPA Annual Student Notification (PDF, 43 KB)

Any student objecting to his/her directory information being made public must file a Request To Withhold Student Information Form (PDF, 787KB) with the Enrollment Center, Madison Area Technical College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704.

In accordance with this act, students have the right to inspect, review and challenge the contents of their education records and to request corrections to inaccurate or misleading data contained in their records.

FERPA is not intended to provide a process to be used to question substantive judgments that are correctly recorded. The rights of challenge are not intended to allow students to contest, for example, a grade in a course.

Students who desire to revoke a previously submitted request to withhold their directory information must file a Request to Revoke Withholding of Student Information Form (PDF, 787 KB).

The Red Flags Rule

Signed into law in 2003, the Red Flags Rule (RFR) is a component of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act.

Section 114 of the act requires the College to have an Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect, prevent and mitigate Identity Theft in connection with opening an account or an existing account. The Red Flags Rule allows the College to detect and respond to any Red Flags to prevent and mitigate Identity Theft.

The College's Identity Theft Prevention Program involves a four-step process, and is in compliance with the FTC's requirements:

  1. Identification of Red Flags
  2. Detection of Red Flags
  3. Prevention and Mitigation of Identity Theft
  4. Annual Review and Update of Program

FERPA & Red Flags Rule for Students

For details on how Madison College protects student records according to FERPA and the Red Flags Rule, review FERPA & Red Flags Rule for Students (PDF, 679KB).

If you have additional questions, visit askMadisonCollege to view frequently asked questions or contact the Madison College Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282, Ext. 6210.