Wayne State University

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University Advising Center

Confidentiality Statement

The relationship between advisor and student is particularly important in the student's academic career. The ideal advisor/student relationship is one of mutual respect and sharing of important, and sometimes sensitive, information.

Therefore, students may not expect the University Advising Center advisors and staff to release specific information (e.g., grades, class attendance, academic progress) about a student without the student's expressed written permission to anyone, including family members. Nor will advisors release to anyone, including students themselves, sensitive and confidential information via e-mail or phone.

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

Revised 3/19/09