FERPA: A Primer For Student Employees


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FERPA: A Primer For Student Employees


Student employees are critical to each institution. It is very likely that student employees will have access to confidential student information as part of their work assignment. This information may include student transcripts, grades, personnel files, class schedules, and confidential office conversationsóinformation that is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. While institutions generally do a good job ensuring faculty and professional staff are FERPA-trained, often student employees are forgotten. This presentation will use a set of scenarios that school officials may use to provide an innovative and interactive FERPA training for student employees. The topics covered in the course include:

  • FERPA overview
  • Inspection, review, and corrections of student records
  • Preventing non-consensual disclosure
  • Exception for directory information
  • School Official Need To Know
  • Exception for emergencies
  • Parent interactions
  • Employee responsibilities


  • Understand how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 applies to the work of student
  • employees
  • Be able to provide fundamental training in FERPA regulations to student employees
  • Create an innovative, interactive FERPA training built on real-life situations for student employees at their institution
  • Assure that their institution is in compliance by verifying that student employees who have access to
  • student records are fully aware of FERPA requirement

Who Should Attend?

  • 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Student Services Staff
  • Human Resources