Handling Confidential Information

(Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Your work for the university may give you access to academic, personnel or budgetary information that is considered confidential. You are expected to respect the confidentiality of such information and not disclose it to anyone who does not have an official need for it. If you have any question about the confidentiality of information entrusted to you or to which you have access, ask your supervisor. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment, prohibits, with certain limited exceptions, the release of information from a student's educational records unless the student has given written consent. Questions about FERPA compliance can be answered by the Registrar's Office or the general counsel.

Monday, September 28, 2009 2:16 PM