The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
The University intends to comply with this act fully. Maintaining confidentiality of student records is everyone's responsibility whether you are faculty, staff, or student. If an employee is found to have violated FERPA, they could be subject to discipline.
If you are unsure whether a record is considered part of a student's educational record, you should not disclose the record before consulting with the Office of Legal Affairs.
UToledo FERPA Policy
Please see the UToledo Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA) Policy for complete policy information.
For more information about FERPA, please see the following resources:
- FERPA and Confidentiality for UToledo Faculty and Staff: This page from the Office of the Registrar provides additional FERPA information as it relates to UToledo faculty.
- U.S. Department of Education: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: This page from the U.S. Department of Education provides comprehensive information about FERPA law, FAQs, and guidance and notices of FERPA.
For questions regarding FERPA, please contact:
Office of Legal Affairs
University Hall 3620