The Catholic University of America

 What type of information is confidential?

1.   Student Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), requires us to protect student education records.
  • An “education record” is any document directly related to a student and kept by the university
  • The information in the record, as well as the record itself, has to be protected

Protected student education records and information can be in any form (handwritten, printed, taped, filmed, electronic, etc.).

Written permission from a student to release the information from that student’s education record is usually required.

Do not access or use student education records or information unless you are authorized.

Do not share student education records or information that you have access to unless there is written permission from the student.

All university employees are required to take the university’s online FERPA awareness training every two years.



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