Education Records: FERPA


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

In accordance with FERPA, Duke University generally permits students to inspect their education records and protects the information from disclosure to third parties without the student's consent.  For more details, see the Office of the University Registrar's website on: