The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students' educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Students have specific, protected rights regarding the release of such records, and FERPA requires that institutions adhere strictly to these guidelines.
FERPA guidelines protect students by guarding against the release of their records without their consent. Each semester, The Florida State University publishes information for students and the public regarding their rights and the protection of their educational records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
This document is an educational tool for the faculty and staff of Florida State University. As employees of the university community, we must work together to maintain our students' privacy and at all times remain in compliance with federal law. If after reading this document you have outstanding questions about FERPA guidelines, please contact The Office of the University Registrar at email@example.com.
The Office of the Registrar wishes to thank the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Federal Department of Education, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys for their contributions to this website.
Kimberly Barber, University Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Aimee Leturmy, Senior Associate Registrar ALeturmy@fsu.edu
Rob Rinehart, Associate Director email@example.com
Faculty and Staff References
- FERPA Definitions
- FERPA Frequently Asked Questions
- University Registrar's website http://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/information/university_notices/
- U.S. Department of Education Web site http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
- Request to Prevent Release or Publication of Directory Information
- Request to Release Information