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- 3/4/14: No day or evening credit classes. Offices closed.
- 3/14/14: Student Services Building and services will be closing at 12pm.
About Your Privacy
Bellevue College has established
the following policies to protect the privacy of student’s
personal, educational, and financial information.
Tips for Protecting Your Personal
All Web browsers will keep your personal
data in memory until you exit the browser completely. We strongly
recommend that after you complete any transaction
using BC online services, you log-off and close the Web browser
completelyespecially when using a public computer.
Disclosure of Social Security Number
Pursuant to Section 7 of Public
Law 93-579 (commonly known as the Federal Privacy Act), which
became effective on September 27, 1975, notice is hereby given
that disclosure of a student’s Social Security number
for the purpose of admission and registration at Bellevue College is voluntary on the student’s part.
The State Board for Community and Technical College’s
recordkeeping system requires that each student have a unique
nine-digit number; therefore, Bellevue College assigns
a nine-digit number to all students who have attended and
those who are applying for admission. The Social Security
number that will continue to be requested will not be used
as an identifier in the college records system.
Bellevue College will not deny any individual any
right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of that
individual’s refusal to disclose his/her Social Security
number. Students who receive financial aid, however, should
be aware that federal law requires them to provide their Social
Privacy of Educational Records
Please read: http://bellevuecollege.edu/legal/publicdisclosure/#ferpa
Bellevue College will provide
students annual notification of their rights as defined by
the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), by publication
in the Student Handbook, College Catalog and posting it in
the Student Services Building.
Primary Rights of Students
To inspect and review education records.
To request amendment of education records.
To have some control over the disclosure of information
from education records.
Procedure To Inspect Education Records
Students may inspect and review their
education records upon written request to the Associate Dean
of Enrollment Services by identifying the record(s) the student
wishes to inspect.
The Associate Dean of Enrollment Services
will make the needed arrangements for access within 45 days
from the date of receipt of the written request. If the records
are not maintained by the office of the Associate Dean, the
Associate Dean shall forward the request to the appropriate
college official. If the records contain information about
more than one student, the student may inspect and review
only the records which relate to him or her.
Limitation On Right
reserves the right to refuse to permit a student to inspect
the following records:
The financial statement of the student’s parents.
Letters and statements of recommendations for which the
student has waived his or her right of access, or which
were maintained before January 1, 1975.
Records connected with an application to attend Bellevue
College or a component unit of BC if that application
Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition
of education records.
Refusal To Provide Copies
Bellevue College reserves
the right to deny copies of records, including transcripts,
not required to be made available by FERPA in any of the following
The student has an unpaid financial obligation to the
There is an unresolved disciplinary action against the
The education record requested is an exam or set of standardized
Types, Location And Custodians Of
The following is a list of the types,
locations, (length of time record is kept by the college),
and custodians of records that the college maintains. Mail
requests should be addressed to BC, 3000 Landerholm Circle
SE, Bellevue, WA 98007, to the custodian and location indicated.
Disclosure Of Education Records
The college will disclose information from a student’s education
records only with the written consent of the student, except
that records may be disclosed without consent when the disclosure
To school officials who have a legitimate educational
interest in the records.
A School Official is:
a person employed by the college in an administrative,
supervisory, academic or research, or support staff
position, including health center staff.
a person elected to the Board of Trustees.
a person employed by or under contract to the college
to perform a special task, such as the attorney or
a person who is employed by Campus Security.
a student serving on an official committee, such
as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or who is
assisting another school official in performing his
or her tasks.
A School Official has a legitimate educational interest
if the official is:
performing a task that is specified in his or her
position description or contract agreement.
performing a task related to a student’s education.
performing a task related to the discipline of a
providing a service or benefit relating to the student
or student’s family, such as health education, counseling,
advising, student employment, financial aid, or other
student service related assistance.
maintaining the safety and security of the campus.
To school officials of another school, upon request by
that school, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
To certain officials of the U. S. Department of Education,
the Comptroller General, and State and local educational
authorities, in connection with audit or evaluation of
certain State or federally supported education programs.
In connection with a student’s request for or receipt
of financial aid to determine the eligibility, amount,
or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the
terms and conditions of the aid.
To State and local officials or authorities if specifically
required by a State law that was adopted before November
To organizations conducting certain studies for or on
behalf of the college.
To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
To parents of an eligible student who is claimed as a
dependent for income tax purposes.
To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued
To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency.
To individuals requesting directory information so designated
by the College.
The results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted
by the College against an alleged perpetrator of a crime
of violence to the alleged victim of that crime.
BC designates the following items
as Directory Information, which may be disclosed without prior
written consent, unless the college is notified in writing
to the contrary by September 15 of the academic year:
Student's e-mail address;
dates of attendance at Bellevue College;
degrees or certificates and awards received by the student;
participation in officially recognized activities and
weight and height of members of athletic teams.
Correction Of Education Records
Students have the right to ask to have
records corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading,
or in violation of their privacy rights. Following are the
procedures for the correction of records:
A student must ask the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services
to amend a record. The student should identify the part
of the record to be amended and specify why the student
believes it is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation
of his or her privacy rights.
BC may comply with the request or decide not to comply.
If it decides not to comply, the college will notify the
student of the decision and advise the student of his
or her right to a hearing to challenge the information
believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation
of the student’s privacy rights.
Upon request, BC will arrange for a hearing, and notify
the student reasonably in advance of the date, place and
time of the hearing.
The hearing will be conducted by a hearing officer who
is a disinterested party; however, the hearing officer
may be an official of the institution. The student shall
be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence
relevant to the issues raised in the original request
to amend education records. The student may be assisted
by one or more individuals, including an attorney.
BC will prepare a written decision based solely on the
evidence presented at the hearing. The decision will include
a summary of the evidence presented and the reasons for
If BC decides that the information is inaccurate, misleading,
or in violation of the student’s right of privacy, it
will amend the record and notify the student, in writing,
that the record has been amended.
If BC decides that the challenged information is not
inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s
right of privacy, it will notify the student that he or
she has a right to place in the record a statement commenting
on the challenged information and/or a statement setting
forth reasons for disagreeing with the decision.
The statement will be maintained as part of the student’s
education records as long as the contested portion is
maintained. If BC discloses the contested portion of
the record, it must also disclose the statement.
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