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Student records policy updated

Jan 9, 2009  

Changes to Ohio University policy 12.020, which governs the collection, maintenance, review and release of student records at Ohio University, were approved Dec. 5.

These changes primarily serve to clarify what records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and which are not.

The policy redefines the university's directory information by eliminating the student's date and place of birth. Effective with the approval of this policy, date and place of birth are considered confidential data that the university cannot release to the public without student permission.

"It will have minimal impact on students, but will help to protect their personal information," said University Registrar Debra Benton. "We decided to remove it as directory (information) primarily to protect students?from possible ageism or discrimination."

View the full policy here.



Related Links
Ohio University Policy and Procedures:  http://www.ohio.edu/policy/ 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (following this link will take you away from Ohio University's website): http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html  

Published: Jan 9, 2009 10:45 AM  

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