Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student Information Privacy at GW focuses on protecting the collection, disclosure and handling of student information entrusted to the university. 

Under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) the university is required to protect the privacy of our students' personally identifiable information (PII). The act applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds.

Additional information about FERPA:

Department of Education

GW Office of the Registrar

GW Personal Information and Privacy Policy (PDF)

GW Privacy of Student Records Policy (PDF)

GW Guide to Student Rights & Responsibilities

GW Information Security Policy (PDF)

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