Any media inquiries that involve information about specific students should be directed to the Dean of Students. Such inquiries will be handled in strict compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This federal law protects the confidentiality of a student’s education record and some personal information. Information that may be given includes information found in a directory: the student’s full name, campus address and phone number, dates of attendance and degrees, honors and certificates received, etc.
It is vital to direct such request for information to the Dean of Students. As noted above, any information released by the Director of Communications is considered appropriate for distribution and will only be released through official Bard College correspondence.