April Newell writes:
After serving as an orientation leader during this semester’s move-in, I thought I knew Emerson’s alcohol and drug policy inside and out. During training, we were drilled on the privacy rights of students and the details of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. College students are legally entitled to certain health assistance and educational privacy rights from their school, and as temporary workers for the college, we were required to know them.
However, between the details of FERPA and Emerson’s medical amnesty policy exists a gray area that raises many questions about the means through which students’ privacy is violated or circumvented, prompting a necessary reevaluation of the FERPA definitions of student privacy.
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