Copies of federal regulations governing student privacy rights are available from the website named above or the Division of Student Life (DSL) at Mills. A statement on procedural steps for seeking to correct inaccurate or misleading data in student records is also available from DSL on request at 510.430.2130.
An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Mills considers name, address, phone number, email address, dates of attendance, degree(s) awarded, enrollment status, date and place of birth, and major field of study to be directory information under FERPA and, as such, may be disclosed, without consent, to a third party upon request.
If a student does not wish the directory information to be released she/he can inform the Registrar by submitting a signed and dated letter requesting the directory information not to be released, or by sending an email to that effect to firstname.lastname@example.org from the student's own Mills email account.
The student should be aware that restricting the release of directory information has other consequences. For instance, a restriction makes it difficult or impossible for potential employers to verify the student's enrollment, or to verify a degree earned from Mills. At any time after restricting the release of directory information a student may change their mind and choose, through a written statement, to re-authorize the college to release the information.
Mills will only disclose personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.