Pol-FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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University of Louisville
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
November 19, 1974
This policy applies to University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
REASON FOR POLICY
FERPA, as amended, may be found at 20 U.S.C. 1232g; its final revised regulations may be found at 34 CFR 99. It is administered by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U. S. Department of Education; for additional information, see the FPCO web site at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment, but more often by its acronym, FERPA) affords students certain rights concerning their education records. FERPA obliges the University of Louisville to inform students of their rights and to establish policies and procedures through which their rights can be exercised.
A UofL student's education records are those records maintained by UofL (or by a party acting for UofL) that are directly related to the student. Records containing a student's name, social security number, or other personally identifiable information, in whatever medium, unless identified in one of FERPA's excluded categories, are education records.
The University Archivist serves as the official custodian of University records. The FERPA Compliance Officer responds to all FERPA inquiries.
Vice President for Legal Affairs/General Counsel
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Office of University Counsel
206 Grawemeyer Hall
Revision Date(s): September 14, 2021; October 19, 2021
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.