Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Division of Student Affairs > Residential Life > FERPA
College students (especially freshmen) may still seem very
young to their parents. That's why it may come as a shock that in
the eyes of the law, they're adults. Even more startling: with that
status comes new adult rights. One of these is the right to privacy
where their educational records are concerned. These rights have
been clarified under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).