Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), was designated to protect the privacy of educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. This does not, however, include challenging the fairness of a grade. The law also provides the student with the right to inspect and review all information in his/her educational record.
Great Basin College does not generally release information to parents of students without prior written consent of the student.
Under the provisions of FERPA, institutions may disclose, without consent, directory information to individuals upon request for enrolled and former students of the institution only. Directory information is defined in the Act as information contained in an education record of a current or former student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
By Nevada Revised Statues NRS 396.535, “If the student does not return the form indicating that his or her personally identifiable information must not be released or disclosed, then it is probable that the information will be released or disclosed.”
The Nevada System of Higher Education designates the following as directory information for students: name; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; address; telephone number; weight and height of members of athletic teams; email address; degrees, honors, and awards received; major field of study; college; dates of attendance; dates of graduation; undergraduate or graduate status; most recent educational agency or institution attended; and enrollment status (full-time or part-time).
You may request that GBC not release directory information about you for commercial and/or non-commercial purposes, by completing the Directory Opt-Out Form* and submitting it per instructions on the form. The Academic Calendar published each term announces the deadline for form submission. By Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 396.535: if the student does not return the form indicting that his or her personally identifiable information must not be released or disclosed, then it is probable that the information will be released.
Retention and Disposition of Student Records
The following records are retained permanently:
The following records are retained until five years after the last date of attendance:
The following records are retained for five years and then destroyed:
The following records are retained for one year and then destroyed:
Retention of Student Disciplinary Records: Records of disciplinary actions which result in a disciplinary sanction, are defined in Title 2, Nevada System of Higher Education Code, Chapter 10, Rules of Conduct and Procedures for Students of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Records of Disciplinary Action which result in a disciplinary sanction (Section 10.2.1) are retained by institutional policy for a period of six (6) years from the date of the most recent disciplinary action unless pursuant to a written request, an official order to expunge a specific disciplinary record is issued by the president or designee (Section 10.4.8). This would include removing from the student’s transcript, if applicable. The complete chapter is on page 226.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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