Virginia Military Institute complies with the provision of federal laws governing the privacy and disclosure of cadet information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Psychological and psychiatric records are not considered part of a cadets education record, and therefore are not accessible to parents without the expressed written permission of the cadet.
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Under federal laws, all cadets have a number of rights concerning his/her records at VMI. These policies are outlined in the VMI General Order 9.