Consumer (Legal) Information
Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
By federal law, students have the right to review, verify the accuracy of, and be assured of confidentiality of all information kept on their behalf by the Kettering Registrar's Office. Other than the individuals and committees specifically mentioned in the Registrar's section of the Kettering University catalog, the student records maintained by Kettering other than directory information, cannot and will not be released without specific written permission of the student or their legally designated representative or a duly authorized and issued court order. In the case of directory information, a student may deny its release on a yearly basis by so stating in writing to the Registrar's Office. Students may obtain further information regarding the federal law and Kettering's policies and practices regarding student information by contacting the Registrar's Office directly.
A student may file a complaint with the United States Department of Education if the student feels his/her rights have been violated.
Family Policy Compliance Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue South West
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Federal Right to Know Laws
Federal Right to Know Laws prescribe certain mandatory information concerning the success rate of students entering degree programs be given to all parties. For the Kettering five-year degree programs, success is defined by those laws to be a student who is awarded a degree within seven and one half years after entering the program. For the cohort of first time freshmen who entered the Kettering degree program in the summer/fall semester of 1992, which is the last cohort to have completed their seven and one half years by June 30, 2000, the graduation rate was 63.1%. Of that percent, more than 90% received offers of employment from their corporate affiliate and the remainder either received employment offers from other companies or enrolled in graduate school.
Kettering University maintains the following public information for each student:
- Student name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
- Degrees and honors awarded
- Degree program
- Previous institutions attended
- Dates of attendance
- Corporate affiliation
- Enrollment status (full or part-time)
- Student classification (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student)
Educational Need to Know
The following offices, committees, and persons receive specific information for some students appropriate to their assigned responsibilities:
- Academic Advisors
- Academic Services Department
- Agencies conducting business on behalf of Kettering (i.e., National Clearinghouse and banks)
- Cooperative Education Managers
- Corporate Employers
- Equal Opportunity and Institutional Diversity Office
- Faculty Senate Academic Review Committee
- Financial Aid Office
- Registrar's Office
- Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Office
- Vice President for Student Affairs Office
Permission for each of these parties to receive the student's academic grades is implied when the student agrees to enroll in the Kettering University degree program.