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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as Amended, Durham Technical Community College may release “directory information” from student educational records without the student’s written consent. Directory information at Durham Tech includes the student’s name; program of study; dates of enrollment; credit hours earned; degrees, diplomas, or certificates awarded; release of academic recognition to newspapers; and participation in officially recognized activities. Generally, students’ addresses, phone numbers, and class schedules are not released to non-college officials. An exception to this practice is the release of students’ addresses and phone numbers when requested by recruiters for the military services as required by Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

Directory information may be published or made available without the student’s consent. However, any student who prefers that such information not be released may request this by writing to the associate dean of Admissions, Registration, and Financial Aid. This written request must be made during the first two weeks of the student’s initial enrollment and is valid for one year.

Durham Technical Community College complies with the directives of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 as an amendment to FERPA when appropriate identification and documentation are presented to the executive dean, Student Development and Support.

Students may ask to see their education records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Students may challenge the contents of the records by making a written request to the executive dean, Student Development and Support.

Students may fill out a FERPA release of information form online.

Consumer Information on Graduation Rates and Crime Statistics

Information about crime at Durham Technical Community College's Main Campus, Orange County Campus and Northern Durham Center is available to the public online through the Office of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Type the name of the college in the search engine to access the reports. Also, the daily crime log is available for public inspection upon request in the college's Campus Police and Public Safety office at the Main Campus and at the Orange County Campus or the Northern Durham Center.


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