Violating FERPA

What are the consequences of violating FERPA?
The consequences for violating FERPA are serious and include:
  • Temporary suspension of access
  • Inability to perform ones work
  • Possible prosecution under criminal codes
  • Dismissal or Termination
  • Loss of Federal funding to the institution
In light of these consequences, access to student records must be used responsibly.  On-going training and communication are important.

Should you have questions about what is permitted under the Act, contact the Office of the Registrar.

And, as a rule of thumb, remember... If in doubt, don't give it out!