Disclosure of Information - FERPA

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the University of California Policies Applying to the Disclosure of Information from Student Records provide students the following rights:

  1. To inspect and review their student records;
  2. To have withheld from public disclosure, absent their prior consent, personally identifiable information from their student records;
  3. To inspect records maintained by campus offices concerning disclosure of confidential information from their student records;
  4. To seek corrections of their records through a request to amend the records, or a request for a hearing to challenge the content of their records, or to include a written statement therein;
  5. To file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education regarding violations of FERPA.

The campus maintains various types of student records in various locations throughout the campus.

Information about these records may be requested from the Office of the Registrar, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU-200W.  Students wishing to inspect and review their student records can direct a request to the office that maintains the records.  Students also can submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar.

For information about access to university records via the California Public Records Act and California Information Practices Act, see Campus Administrative Policy 050-21 Access to University Records.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions about FERPA or the privacy of student records.  Refer to Policies Applying to Disclosure of Information from Student Records for further detail.

A campus process exists to review complaints from students.

Please also see our FERPA & Privacy page.

Campus policy defines "public records," or directory information, that may be released without prior student consent, describes the record access rights of applicants who have not been admitted or enrolled at the San Francisco campus, and describes the conditions under which students may waive the right of access to their records.

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