Laws Governing the Confidentiality of Student Records

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
In an effort to provide guidance on laws governing the confidentiality of student records, the Office of University Counsel for the State University of New York has provided this document, titled “Privacy and Safety on Campus: A Legal Framework.”

It is intended to be a first step in familiarizing campus staff with the complex questions raised by the need to ensure safety while respecting privacy. SUNY plans to follow this guidance with training opportunities for employees during the coming year. Meanwhile, offices should review their FERPA and health records policies to ensure that they meet current standards and incorporate the latest understanding of the situations when student records may be shared for the good of the campus community.

Questions about this guidance may be addressed to the Vice President for Finance and Management’s Office at (716) 878-4311.