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PDFWAC 516-26-035

Access to education records—Limitations on access.

(1) Western Washington University shall not make available to a student the following types of materials:
(a) The financial records of the student's parents or any information contained therein, if the parents have requested in writing that such information remain confidential.
(b) Letters or statements of recommendation, evaluation or comment which were provided to the university in confidence, either expressed or implied, prior to January 1, 1975, provided that such letters or statements shall not be used for purposes other than those for which they were originally intended.
(c) If a student has signed a waiver of the student's right of access in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, confidential records relating to the following:
(i) Admission to any educational agency or institution;
(ii) An application for employment; or
(iii) The receipt of an honor or honorary recognition.
(2) A student, or a person applying for admission to the university, may waive his or her right of access to the type of confidential records referred to in subsection (1)(c) of this section, provided that such a waiver shall apply only if the student is, upon request, notified of the names of all persons making confidential recommendations, and such recommendations are used solely for the specific purpose for which the waiver has been granted. The university is not allowed to require such a waiver as a condition for admission to, receipt of financial aid from, or receipt of other services or benefits from the university.
(3) If any material or document in the education record of a student includes information concerning more than one student, the student shall only have the right either to inspect and review that portion of the material or document which relates to the student or to be informed of the specific information contained in that portion of the material or document.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 94-17-059, § 516-26-035, filed 8/12/94, effective 9/12/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). WSR 79-06-019 (Order 79-05, Resolution No. 79-05), § 516-26-035, filed 5/14/79; Order 76-4, § 516-26-035, filed 8/20/76.]
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