Student Records Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, better known as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA, generally provides that: students shall have the right of access to their educational records; and with limited exceptions, educational institutions shall not release educational records to third parties without consent of the student unless specifically permitted by law.

Except in certain narrowly defined circumstances, “students” as used in this notice includes former students.

“Education records” as used in this notice are records that are directly related to “students” and are maintained by the university. “Education records” do not include peer-graded papers before they are maintained by the university (e.g., collected and recorded by a teacher).