2019-2020 College Catalog


TBCC follows all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations that apply to student records. All information that is personally identifiable to any student will be kept confidential and will not be released, except upon prior written consent of the subject student or other order of a court of competent jurisdiction upon the lawful subpoena. Student information may be shared among college faculty and staff on an official (need to know) basis.

Students have certain rights with respect to student records under Public Law 93-380. These include:

  • The right to inspect the educational records of the student.
  • The right to challenge the accuracy of the records if they are believed to be misleading or to violate privacy or other rights of the student.
  • Except as may be provided by law, the right to prevent the release of any or all information from the records to any other party. The college will not send transcripts or copies of other educational records to any other school, prospective employer, or other person without written request of the student.

Solomon Act

Federal law requires the college to provide student name, address, and telephone number to the military for recruiting purposes. If you would like your name withheld, call Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.
    • Students should submit to the registrar, dean, or head of the academic department (or appropriate official) written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The college official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the college official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
    • Students may ask the college to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the college official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is defined as a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position (including law enforcement unit and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Education; or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.

Buckley Amendment

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Statute: 20 U.S.C. 1232g; Regulations: 34CFR Part 99) also known as the Buckley Amendment is a federal law which states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. Certain directory information is excluded from this law and may be disclosed at the discretion of the college.

Directory Information

At its discretion Tillamook Bay Community College may provide Student Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

The following directory information may be released by the director of student services or the chief academic officer at their discretion:


Enrollment status

Dates of previous enrollment

Participation in officially recognized activities

Date & type of certificate, degree, honors & awards received


E-mail address

Telephone number


Students may request that directory information not be disclosed by filing a restriction of directory information form, available in student services. The request to withhold information will remain in effect (even after you have stopped attending or have graduated from TBCC) until you request, in writing, that it be removed. Students who sign the request will not be listed in news releases concerning honor rolls, or in commencement related publications.

The college assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of drectory information indicates individual approval of disclosure.