The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, is the federal statute that governs student educational records. Everyone who works with student records should be familiar with the law's provisions governing students' rights to access their records, students' rights to amend their records, and students' rights to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information. The Office of the Registrar offers a workshop that covers these aspects of the federal law, as well as our responsibilities to protect the confidentiality of student education records. Questions regarding the application of the law in your particular area are encouraged.
For more information, visit Privacy Rights and FERPA at UNM.