University Counsel Office

THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
20 U.S.C. SEC 1232g

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, popularly known as "FEPRA" or the "Buckley Amendment," is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. This law applies to all schools that receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

Below is a power point presentation prepared in a collaborative effort between the University Counsel Office and the Office of the Registrar to inform the faculty and staff of GVSU on the requirements of FERPA.

PowerPoint

Here is list of common Q & A's prepared by the University Counsel Office and the Office of the Registrar, to help GVSU faculty and staff with concerns related to FERPA.

FERPA Questions and Answers

If you are a GVSU faculty or staff member and you have additional FERPA questions contact the University Counsel Office at (616) 331-2067 and/or the Office of the Registrar at (616) 331-3327.


To read the most current FERPA legislation in it's entirety please refer to the U.S Department of Education website for the most recent FERPA regulations, amendments and analysis.

Page last modified October 31, 2011