Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a Federal law that is designed to protect the privacy of your student educational records. The law applies to all schools which receive funds under an applicable U.S. Department of Education program. FERPA applies only to student records.
Under FERPA, institutions may designate certain limited student information as directory/public information. Institutions in compliance with FERPA provide that, with the exception of directory/public information, all student educational records are confidential and available only to the student, any party that has obtained the student’s written consent, or any official or court representation as permitted by IU Southeast or court of law.