FERPA

Policy number: 
07.018
Policy description: 

The University of North Texas ("UNT" or "university") affords all students the rights and protections relating to their education records as provided in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Consistent with FERPA, students will be granted access to their education record and except in limited circumstances education records will not be disclosed without a student's consent.

See full policy (PDF): 
PDF icon FERPA
Policy owner: VP for Student Affairs
Policy contact: 
Elizabeth With
VP for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
Applies to: 
Students
Date Issued: 
Sunday, October 1, 1995

Last updated: 

Date: 
04/15/2021
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revision updated the policy definitions. Added processes for challenging information in education records and student complaints of possible FERPA dislosure.
Date: 
08/11/2011
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
In response to new federal interpretations, as well as to meet the needs of the University of North Texas faculty, staff and students, UNT has implemented a revised FERPA policy that is effective immediately. Key changes to the policy affect many faculty and staff members who have access to students’ records. Most notable of the changes are revisions to those items listed as “Directory Information,” which is information typically allowed to be released without student consent, unless the student has requested that their directory information be withheld. Effective 08/11/2011.
Date: 
02/01/2002
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
10/01/2001
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/2000
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1998
Action: 
Revision