FERPA and Privacy

Struggling to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? AACRAO is your FERPA University. We offer a wide range of services to help your institution minimize these risks and approach compliance issues with confidence.


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GDPR Deadline Looms

Posted on March 14 2018by Michelle Mott

U.S. colleges and universities will soon be subject to the European Union's new comprehensive privacy rules. Experts fear that few institutions are prepared for the strict data protection rules...

Comparing FERPA & GDPR

Posted on March 13 2018

AACRAO has been approached several times to detail whether FERPA compliance is sufficient for complying with GDPR. Fundamentally, the scope and specific parameters are quite different. Specifically...

Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on March 13 2018

Dear FERPA Professor, I’m writing to ask for clarification regarding our institutional police department’s law enforcement records involving students. All UPD records related to stude...


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Applying FERPA in Real Life Settings - JUNE 15

Posted on April 7 2016

LIVE FREE Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016  2:00-3:00pm ET OVERVIEW: We think we understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) until we are tested by specific real-l...

FERPA for Admissions Professionals: What You Need to Know

Posted on January 27 2014by Michael Sisson

We asked our resident FERPA Professor, AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker, about his upcoming session for the Annual Meeting regarding FERPA and the work admissions officers do.   See this se...