Public Information (Open Records)

Note to staff: If you receive a subpoena for College District information, immediately forward it to OpenRecordsRequest@blinn.edu for compliance. It is critical that you do not delay these subpoenas or respond without the assistance of Legal Counsel as specific laws affect timeliness and disclosure of information.

Members of the public may request information by completing and submitting the College District’s Public Information (Open Records) Request Form. The College District has designated the following person, mailing address, email address, and fax number for receiving open records requests:

Contact Information
Sandra Horne
Legal Counsel
902 College Avenue
Brenham, Texas 77833
OpenRecordsRequest@blinn.edu
(979) 830-4348

Please send the completed form to the designated regular mailing address, email address, or fax number above.  Public information requests sent to any other Blinn College District address, account, or fax number will not qualify as an open records request under the Public Information Act.  

Information under the Public Information Act includes most public documents, with limited statutory exceptions.  The Family Educational Records Privacy Act ( i.e., grades, transcript requests, academic status, verifications, etc.) protects student records, except for directory information, from public disclosure. For more information on obtaining student records, please contact Admissions and Records at (979) 830-4800.

The College District has designated the following information as “directory information” under the Family Educational Records Privacy Act:

Category I:

Name, classification, major field of study, home address, and College District e-mail address.

Category II:

Previous institutions attended, attendance status, awards, honors (including Distinguished and President’s lists), degree(s) conferred (including dates), past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, and physical factors (height, weight of athletes).

Student directory information is available at any time; however, this information is more complete following the official day of record for each semester. 

For more information regarding Blinn College District’s open records and public information policies, please see Board Policies GCA(LEGAL), and GCB(EXHIBIT) or contact  Sandra Horne at (979)-830-4348 or  OpenRecordsRequest@blinn.edu.