OF STUDENT RECORDS
see also FOIPP
College will maintain confidentiality of student information and
records. Information and records will be released only upon the
written consent of the individual concerned except in cases as outlined
in the guidelines section of this policy.
College collects and maintains records of a sensitive nature. LCC
respects the dignity of the individual and promotes professional
and ethical conduct within the College community, and therefore
policies are in place to insure the protection of the student's
rights with respect to confidentiality of student records.
will have the right to review their academic, medical, personal,
financial, and counselling records in the presence of an appropriate
will be released to parents, legal guardians or spouses only upon
written consent by the student.
will be released to College employees who through their professional
responsibilities and through the performance of their assigned
duties require access to student records. Access to information
is at the discretion of the department manager responsible for
will be released to government, other educational institutions,
or sponsoring agencies only upon written consent by the student.
Community College will release the following information in response
to general inquiries without written consent:
this policy will be made by the manager of the department responsible
for maintaining this information when records are legally subpoenaed
through the courts, or there is a professional or legal obligation
to report reasonable suspicion of child abuse or vulnerable persons,
or an individual representing a danger to harm himself or others
and to police or others in cases where emergency contact is deemed
Any student enrolled in a program that involves client care or work
experience must recognize that information concerning clients or
agencies is confidential. Breach of this confidence jeopardizes
agreements made between the Lethbridge Community College and institutions
willing to accept students for practicum experiences. Any student
who releases confidential information about a client or agency to
unauthorized individuals may be suspended from the course.