Columbia University strictly follows the privacy regulations outlined in the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which regulates a wide range of privacy related activities including:
The act also:
Students may restrict access to their academic records, as well as reverse a restriction to their records.
For additional information regarding access to student records, please consult the current issue of FACETS, Appendix C.
Questions about the University's interpretation of the FERPA guidelines should be referred to the University's General Counsel in 412 Low Library. For more information on FERPA, visit the Department of Education website.