Colorado School of Mines
Student Worker Employment Confidentiality Agreement
As a student worker at Colorado School of Mines, the nature of my job will allow and/or require
me to have access to student information that is confidential, the disclosure of which is
prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Since conduct,
either on or off the job, could affect or threaten the security and confidentiality of this
information, I am expected to adhere to the following:
1. The information and materials to which I have access will be treated in a professional and
confidential manner. Such information includes, but is not limited to student grades,
financial information, identification number, class schedule, place of employment, etc.
2. I will not make use of, or permit unauthorized use of any information in files maintained,
stored, or processed in any office or facility affiliated with the University’s student
3. I am not permitted to seek personal benefit or allow others to benefit personally by
knowledge of any confidential information that has come to me by virtue of my work
4. I will not exhibit or divulge the contents of any record or report to any person except in
the conduct of their work assignment and in accordance with the policies and procedures
of the University.
5. I will not knowingly include or cause to be included in any record or report a false,
inaccurate, or misleading entry. I will not knowingly expunge or cause to be expunged in
any record, or report a data entry.
6. No official record or report, or copy thereof, from the office where it is maintained may
be removed except in the performance of a person’s duties.
7. I will not aid, abet, or act in conspiracy with another to violate any part of this
8. Any knowledge of a violation must immediately be reported to a person’s supervisor.
Each student employee holds a position of trust and must recognize the responsibilities of
preserving the security and confidentiality of University information. Violation of this
agreement is a violation of FERPA and the policies and procedures of the University, and
may lead to reprimand, termination, or dismissal from the university.
I have received a copy of, have read, do understand, and will comply with the Student
Worker Employment Confidentiality Agreement of Colorado School of Mines.
Student Employee Name (Please Print): _______________________________________
Student Signature: _______________________________________
Supervisor Signature: _______________________________________
Colorado School of Mines
Highlights of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the
Buckley Amendment, helps protect the privacy of student records.
Who has to comply with FERPA?
• Educational institutions and educational agencies that receive funds under any program
administered by the US Secretary of Education.
Who has FERPA rights at the post-secondary level?
• A student “in attendance” (regardless of age—even if under 18) and former students.
What are these Rights?
• Right to inspect and review records.
• Right to request to amend records.
• Right to limit disclosure of “personally identifiable information” (Information that would
directly identify the student or make the student’s identity easily traceable).
What are records under FERPA?
• Education records are defined as records that are directly related to a student; and
maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or
What is considered Directory Information?
• Directory information may be released for any purpose at the discretion (for a
legitimate educational purpose) of the respective school unless notified in writing to the
contrary. It includes: name, current address, current telephone number, permanent
address, permanent telephone number, date of birth, major field of study, dates of
attendance, degree(s) conferred/awarded, previous institutions attended, past and present
participation in officially recognized sports and activities, class (FR, SO, JR, SR,
Graduate Student), academic honors.
• In the case that a student has chosen to block the release of directory information, the
appropriate response to a third party request is “I have no information about that person.”