Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

As a recipient of funding from the US Department of Education, Emory University and its constituents are required to comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA governs the privacy of what are called “education records,” which are, with limited exceptions, any record maintained by Emory University directly related to a student.  

FERPA also governs the privacy of student health records maintained by Emory University, which may be classified as either education records or what are known as “treatment records,” depending on their use.   

Any use or disclosure by Emory or persons acting on behalf of Emory of FERPA–governed records must be permitted under FERPA. Emory’s FERPA policy can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.