Purpose of this Tutorial

The Registrar's Office at Oregon State University sponsors this training explaining the parameters of the permissible use and release of student records:

  • This online tutorial is intended for those who require access to student records.
  • Questions regarding FERPA can be directed to Tom.Watts@oregonstate.edu in the Registrar's Office.

By completing this tutorial you will learn about the laws and regulations on maintaining and using student records, which are the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Public Law 93-380), as amended; 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 99; Oregon Revised Statutes 351.065, and Oregon Administrative Rules 580-Division 13 and 576-Division 20.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • What are the legal constraints on use and disclosure of education records?
  • What are the responsibilities of OSU employees regarding student records?
  • What are the students' rights regarding their education records?
  • Which education records may be released and under what circumstances, and which education records may not be released?
  • Who can you contact when you have questions about appropriate ways to handle students' records?
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