Understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is also commonly referred to as the "Buckley Amendment." It protects the rights of students by requiring controls for the creation, maintenance, and access to educational records. FERPA guarantees students access to their academic records while prohibiting unauthorized access by others.

Computer systems maintaining student information applicable to FERPA must have computer security controls in place to protect the confidentiality and integrity of this information. Access to this data must be restricted to authorized persons only.

Check with the Office of the University Registrar to learn more about the University's compliance with FERPA.


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