FERPA, which stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law that offers parents the right to access their children’s education records, have the records amended and have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 or enters a postsecondary institution (at any age), the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.
By completing and signing this FERPA form you are giving Saint Joseph’s University, through this department or office (or the individual from the department or office you specify), permission to share information from your education records over which they have control. If you are providing more than one office with authorization, a copy of this form should be provided to each.
Recording Lecture Agreement
Students with disabilities who are unable to take or read notes have the right to record class lectures for their personal study only. (84.44 of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 P.L. 93-112, amended P.L. 93-516). Lectures recorded for this purpose may not be shared with other people without the consent of the lecturer. Information contained in the recorded lecture is protected under federal copyright laws and may not be published or quoted without the express consent of the lecturer and without giving proper identity and credit to the lecturer.
Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Forms
Students are required to request a reasonable accommodation to have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) on campus. The student must have a qualified third party, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist or clinical licensed social worker, who is personally treating the student write and complete the Request for an Emotional Support Animal Form, which must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the semester that the student will first move into on-campus housing. Please review the following forms below that must be submitted to the Office of Student Disability Services.