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Vanderbilt University is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student education records, adhering closely to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.

Please see below for links to more information about FERPA:

FERPA Brochure

FERPA Data Handling Best Practices


FERPA for Faculty

FERPA for Staff

FERPA Presentation

FERPA Tutorial

Vanderbilt Student Privacy Statement