of Student Records - Students
at Solano College are guaranteed certain rights regarding their school
records and information which they provide to the College. These rights
are defined in Public Law 93-380 (§438),
the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and include:
College is committed to protecting the right of privacy of all persons
about whom it holds information, records, and files. Access to and release
of such records are restricted to the student concerned, to other
individuals who have been authorized by the student (only with the
student's written consent), to officials within the College, to a court of
competent jurisdiction and, otherwise, pursuant to law.
provided for in the Act, a student's personal information can not
be released to any other person without the written consent of the
student. A photo identification will be required to access information.
Official student records are kept in the Office of Admissions and Records.
The Dean of Admissions and Records has been designated "Record
Officer," as required by the Act.
Under Section 76230 of the Education Code, current and formerly-enrolled students have an absolute right of access to their own records. One exception is that under Section 76231 of the Education Code, students may waive their right of access to confidential reference letters.
Under Section 49061 of the Education code, parents of community college students do not have a right of access to their children’s student records, regardless of whether the student is under the age of 18. Also, under federal law (Section 1232g of Title 20 of the United States Code, there is a general right of parental access to student records, but not for college students, regardless of age.
Under Section 76244 of
the Education Code, a District must make a “reasonable effort” to
notify a student in advance of the production of his or her records under
It is the policy of the Solano Community College District, based on
California Title V regulations, that no
person, on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex,
color or physical or mental disability, shall be unlawfully subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity that is funded directly by,
or that receives any financial assistance from, the Chancellor or Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges.
forms of unlawful/prohibited discrimination under federal and state law
include discrimination on the basis of race or national origin. Further,
the College District, in compliance with State law, will not
tolerate behavior by students or staff, which insults, degrades,
threatens, stereotypes or otherwise discriminates on the basis of marital
status, pregnancy, political activities or affiliation and/or medical
condition. In addition, Solano Community College has identified other
forms of discrimination not recognized by the Chancellor's Office and the
State of California to include veteran status and sexual orientation.
Complaints should be filed with the Director of Human Resources.
IX" of the Education
Amendment of 1972 guarantees the right of students to be free of sex
discrimination. This applies to the following: access to courses,
counseling and guidance services, treatment of students, access to
personal records, athletics, financial assistance and work experience.
Student inquiries concerning "Title IX" complaints should be
directed to the Director of Human Resources.
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 guarantees individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to
participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, a services, programs or
activities conducted by the College or under College sponsorship. To
support these rights, it is the responsibility of the College to provide
appropriate auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication
with individuals with hearing or visual impairments.
should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Building 600.
Alternatively, an individual who believes that he or she or a specific
class of individuals has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of
disability may file a complaint directly with the Federal Department of
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