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Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics


Below are some general compliance resources, for resources related to specific laws/regulations see the sub-menus on the left.


Montgomery College Admissions & Records Information

As a student at Montgomery College, your education record information is protected by FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] of 1974 is a federal law that requires Montgomery College to treat your education records in a legally specified manner.

As a student, under FERPA you have the following rights:

1. The right to inspect and review your own education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.

2. The right to request to amend of your education records if you believe they are inaccurate or misleading.

3. The right to limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information designated by the College as " directory information."

4.  The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

                                         Family Policy Compliance Office 
                                         U.S. Department of Education 
                                         600 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
                                         Washington, D.C. 20202-4605


Higher Education Compliance Alliance

The Higher Education Compliance Alliance was created to provide the higher education community with a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations. Spearheaded by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the Compliance Alliance is now comprised of 24 participating associations representing a broad cross-section of higher education interests. These associations share a joint commitment to providing high quality resources on a diverse range of compliance topics as a service to the higher education community at large. Many of the resources on this website are freely available; a wealth of additional resources (denoted throughout the site with a padlock symbol) are available via password to members of the association providing the resource.


Catholic University's Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (CLIC)

The Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (CLIC) is a directory of laws and supporting materials organized by subject matter. Use these resources to identify the laws you, your institution and/or your department are responsible for. CLIC is a collaborative effort between the American Council on Education (ACE) and The Catholic University of America's Office of General Counsel.

Check back often as we are continually adding more resources as we discover them.



Information provided by the Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics does not constitute privileged legal advice.

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