Privacy Protection

The Information Resources Department secures the privacy of student data by maintaining all official records on a secure virtual local area network with limited access, firewalls, and requirements for frequent password changes for access to that data. Furthermore, those requesting access to student records are granted that access upon application by his/her supervisor on a form which is reviewed and approved by the appropriate data manager and vice president. These permissions are reviewed and re-approved semi-annually. Also, all users annually sign a statement of understanding encompassing their individual responsibility in maintaining the confidentiality and the appropriate use of any data accessed.