FERPA

The University of Georgia is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of students’ records. The Office of the Registrar provides several resources to help faculty and staff learn about student privacy rights and responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Each new employee who will have access to any student information system is required to complete the FERPA quiz and certification.  Current employees will be asked to complete a recertification on an annual basis.
 

Please see the following for complete information on FERPA:

 
 
The Office of the Registrar offers:
 
  • A FERPA quiz which is required for anyone requesting access to the student information systems. From the link, click on "Employee Certification"

Take the Quiz here!

  • Group training
  • One-on-one consultation
An annual recertification is also conducted to give employees who access any student information system a refresher on FERPA guidelines and to record a commitment by each to protect education records.
 
Current and former students can request to add or remove a FERPA restriction to or from their records by completing the FERPA request form (PDF).
 
Contact Adam Lawrence, 706-542-6020, for information regarding consultations, trainings, and general information regarding FERPA.