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The acronym FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g, 34CFRß99), which Congress enacted in 1974. It is sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment.

Faculty, staff, and administrative officers at ULM are required by FERPA to treat education records in a legally specified manner. The Act specifies the institutional penalties for violation of its stipulations, as well as procedures for providing student access to and maintaining the privacy of student records. The University's more detailed response to FERPA is printed yearly in the Student Policy Paper under the Student Records sections entitled Access to Records, Confidentiality of Student Records, Correction of Educational Records, Cost, Directory Information, Maintenance of Records, Notification of Rights Under FERPA, Procedures for Challenge, and Requesting a Transcript.

Please click below to download the PDF or to view the complete FERPA section.

FERPA [.pdf]