FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was enacted by the United States Congress in 1974. The Act sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs:
- The release of these records (known as education records) maintained by an educational institution
- Access to these records. This law applies to secondary (K-12) and postsecondary education.
The Annual Notice informs students of their rights under FERPA. We provide this notice to students in each catalog and on our website.
All employees are required to complete FERPA training.
What Rights Do Parents Have Under FERPA?
Additional FERPA Information
For Additional Assistance
The Office of the Registrar manages all WSU educational records, oversees data privacy, and provides FERPA training to all WSU employees. Registrar's staff are available to answer FERPA-related questions and facilitate corrective action. For assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 626-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.