FERPA allows the disclosure of information from the educational record without written student consent when students are perceived to be behaving oddly; have a disturbing change in behavior; generate concerns about the safety of the student or others, including in the classroom environment; or are in a health or safety emergency. Information may be disclosed to appropriate university officials or to parents if a health or safety emergency involves their son or daughter. This includes the disclosure of information when a student has indicated that they are seeing mental health or other medical professionals.
Appropriate university officials or personnel who may assist in such situations include:
Faculty members may reveal the name of the student and are not required to keep the student anonymous in consultations with appropriate university officials. University officials may already have information about the student of concern that may help formulate the best way to proceed.