FERPA requires that schools obtain written permission from students before releasing education records. Exceptions to this include a health or safety emergency, to provide information to schools to which a Hampshire student is transferring, in certain student conduct cases, and in other circumstances described in FERPA. In addition, in well-defined circumstances, some information may be released without written permission from the student. College officials with a legitimate educational interest may also have access to a student's education records without prior consent.
Records pertaining to the informal and formal community standards resolution process and meetings or hearings will be maintained in private files (as part of a student’s education records) by the the dean of students office for a period of seven (7) years and then destroyed or no longer reported with the exception of suspensions and expulsions, which remain a permanent part of a student's educational record.
If a student chooses to provide written consent for disclosure of information they may do so be submitting a written request to the dean of students office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.