For Employees

Legal Obligation

FERPA refers to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Title 34, Part 99), also called the Buckley Amendment. Trinity International University is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of students’ records. It is Trinity International University (TIU) policy to be fully and fairly in compliance with the Act. The Academic Records Office provides resources to assist Faculty and Staff learn about student privacy rights and responsibilities.

FERPA 101: For Colleges and Universities

This online training course was developed by PTAC as an introduction to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and its requirements relating to the privacy and security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in student records.  This course addresses FERPA basics, explores requirements for the protection of student records for Colleges, Universities and other postsecondary institutions, addresses who may and may not access student records, when those records may be shared, and discusses several of the applicable exceptions to the FERPA requirement for consent.  https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/training/ferpa-101-colleges-universities.

One-on-one Consultation

The various FERPA regulations can be complex. You may wish to have further discussion and help with an individual situation(s), which may arise. The Academic Records Office offers time for needed one-on-one consultations. Please contact the University Academic Records Office for more information at [email protected]