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Privacy and Security

The policy of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is to respect the privacy of all visitors to our website to the extent permitted by law and consistent with our network operations. We will not sell, exchange, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to anyone outside IAIA except when required by a legal authority. This privacy statement aims to inform you about our data collection practices and how we use the information collected on our website.

Student Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

A student has a right to inspect and review their educational records. Requests should be made in writing to the IAIA registrar. IAIA will provide access to view educational records immediately, if possible, or within ten days of the student’s request. A student has a right to consent to disclosures of information that identify the student personally, except to the extent that these disclosures are allowed without student consent under state and federal law. A student has the right to request that the registrar’s office correct educational records that the student believes to be inaccurate or misleading. The student should petition the registrar and clearly identify the part of the record the student wants to be changed as well as why the record is inaccurate or misleading. (Note: The right to challenge a grade does not apply under this policy.

Students will be notified of their FERPA rights through publications of the policy on the college website and in the College Catalog. A student has the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by IAIA to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Individuals who want to file a complaint should complete the complaint form and submit it electronically or by mail. The complaint form is available at the US Department of Education.

Consent for Release

The Institute of American Indian Arts will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in student educational records without the written consent of the student to any third party (including parent, guardian, dependent, or spouse, domestic partner) except as authorized by FERPA or other applicable law. A student may grant consent by completing an Authorization to Release Information form.

Directory information

Directory information is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed to the public. IAIA has the authority to release the following information classified as directory information to the public.

  • Name
  • Address*
  • Telephone number*
  • Campus email address
  • Field of study, including majors, minors, certifications, and pre-professional areas of study
  • Classification (e.g., freshman, sophomore)
  • Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, or less than part-time)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, including photographs of athletes
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and certificates received, including date awarded
  • Awards or honors received
  • Previous educational institutions attended
  • Student’s photographs (stills or motion)

*Campus and primary and permanent addresses and phone numbers are considered Directory Information.

Students may direct that any or all Directory Information be withheld from public disclosure by notifying the registrar in writing using the Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form. The non-disclosure request will be permanent unless the student requests otherwise.