The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's education records, including academic, financial and financial aid records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under a program of the U.S. Department of Education.
If you need someone to have access to your student information in order to assist with addressing your concern please complete the FERPA document.
If you have a concern related to university policy, a conflict with faculty or staff, or need assistance communicating with someone in the university system, The Office of Student Affairs can direct you to the right path for resolution and can review decisions and options once attempts at a resolution within the applicable department or university processes have not been successful. We support students, faculty, and staff in addressing concerns and providing guidance on reasonable and fair resolutions. The Office of Student Affairs also oversees the university’s Code of Conduct and Title IX policy and processes and can provide guidance on these concerns as well.
Prior to contacting Student Affairs, please follow these steps:
Sometimes students and faculty do not see eye to eye. If you are having a conflict with your instructor:
If you are unable to reach a faculty or staff member take the following steps:
Walden University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its education programs and activities. Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination based upon gender.