AACRAO's Compliance page serves as a repository of information on federal reporting and disclosure requirements, and related administrative and record keeping issues. Access our online, on-demand, badged mini-series of courses in the Compliance Corner, which are free to all AACRAO members.


2020 Census & Student Privacy

The 2020 Census count is critical for determining representation and the allocations of federally funded programs, including those in higher education.

China's Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Effective November 2021, the PIPL imposes heightened safeguards for the protection of personal information of China's residents with extraterritorial scope.

Clery Act

A federal law that requires institutions to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information.

Constitution Day

All institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold a yearly educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution on September 17.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

FERPA is a federal law the pertains to the release of and access to student educational records.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Introduced in 2018, the GDPR specifies how consumer data of citizens in the EU should be used and protected.

Online Education and Website Accessibility

Institutions have an obligation to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Solomon Amendment

A federal law pertaining to the access of military recruiters to students.

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Voter Registration

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