Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.” - Office of the Registrar

Staff and Faculty members who have access to student data must take trainings on how to handle all sensitive information.

The Office of the Registrar offers trainings and tutorials. Go to the FERPA page and look for FERPA Tutorial as well as Data Protection and Privacy Tutorial required for Faculty and Staff.

The Mass Email Procedures and Restrictions policy, created by the Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC) would help staff on how to communicate with students electronically. Contact the BFC for further questions.