Xavier University of Louisiana admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or religion to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religion in administration of its employment and educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other University-administered programs.
Catalog Requirements and Policies
The information in this catalog applies to the academic years 2016-2017. Xavier reserves the right to change without notice any of its rules and regulations, programs and courses, tuition and fees, and any other matters described in this catalog, and to make such changes applicable to students already registered as well as to new students.
Students generally follow the academic program current at the time of their admission into the University and may not follow those of earlier catalogs. Exceptions may apply where requirements are imposed by state agencies (e.g., in education) or professional/certification organizations.
A student who changes his or her major department must follow the academic program in effect at the time of this change. Students who withdraw from the University and who do not return within four semesters must follow the academic program current at the time of their re-entry.
Changes to university policies that are approved after printing of this catalog can be found at http://www.xula.edu/catalog/index.html
Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)
Each Xavier student is held responsible for awareness of and compliance with all scholastic rules and regulations, the degree requirements in his/her program of study, and the policies and procedures in the student handbook (http://www.xula.edu/student-handbook/index.html).
Release of Information/Privacy of Education Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a set of federal regulations established in 1974 that makes four specific guarantees to college students regarding the privacy of their education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review education records;
- The right to seek to amend education records;
- The right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those education records; and
- The right to file a complaint against any institution for the alleged violation of these FERPA rights.
These guarantees are made directly to currently and formerly enrolled students, regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency. Parents, guardians and others do not have a right to access student records of eligible students without their signed, written consent to do so.
Student and Parent Rights Relating to Educational Records
Students have a right to know about the purposes, content and location of information kept as part of their educational records. Students have a right to gain access to and challenge the content of their educational records. Students have a right to expect that information in their educational records will be kept confidential, disclosed only with their permission or under provisions of the law. Students have a right to permit or prevent disclosure of certain information in their educational records. Parents have the right to expect confidentiality of certain information about them in student records. Students can complete a FERPA waiver through Banner Web. This waiver allows the University to share student data with those individual(s) designated on the waiver.