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Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act

Student Records & FERPA

Faculty & Staff

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 student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.”

The University Registrar is the student data records custodian responsible for overseeing the appropriate use and management of student records in accordance with state law, federal statutes and regulations and university policies and procedures governing access to and use of student education records. Please contact the Registrar for assistance with student records concerns or questions.

FERPA Training; 1)click the FERPA Training button, 2) submit the form, 3) open Canvas from your portal & complete the training

Basics

Getting Started

  • What is FERPA?
  • Definitions
  • Who is Protected Under FERPA?
  • Who is Responsible for FERPA?
  • Disclosures & Confidentiality

Teaching

Your Classes

  • Registration is Required
  • Grades
  • Canvas
  • Images, Videos, Social Media
  • Classrooms Virtual & In-Person

Records 

Manage Records

  • Requests for Information
  • Releases
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Securing Records
  • Record Retention

Accessibility    Public Records    Privacy    Student Consumer Information

WOU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by WOU.