FERPA provides for a complaint procedure to the United States Department of Education with an ultimate sanction of withholding of federal funding. While there is generally no private cause of action directly under FERPA, students may seek to hold Blinn College or individuals liable under common law tort theories such as invasion of privacy. Complaints may be directed to:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901
Faculty, staff, administration or students who violate the college's FERPA policy will be subject to corrective or disciplinary action, depending on the individual circumstances.
Questions regarding FERPA and access to student records may be addressed to Dr. Dennis Crowson, Registrar at (979) 830-4141; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org