Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Over the course of their study with us, Ohio State records quite a bit of information about its students. That information should be private, and The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was enacted to protect the privacy of students' education records.

FERPA sets strict instructions and limitations governing the release of information about students. Particularly sensitive information includes students' Social Security numbers, race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, academic performance, disciplinary records and grades.

Individuals who have access to student records, including grades or rosters, should take the FERPA training.

Learn more about FERPA