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FERPA Tutorial

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide basic FERPA training for Illinois State University faculty and staff. The University is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of education records. To be granted and maintain access to education records, you must review this tutorial and complete a brief quiz.

What should I expect to gain from this tutorial?

  • Knowledge of laws and policies governing acceptable use and release of education records
  • An understanding of your responsibilities in complying with these laws and policies.
  • An understanding of how to protect a student’s right to privacy.


  • What is FERPA?
  • What is an Education Records?
  • What is Directory Information
  • Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information (Data Restriction)
  • What is Non-Directory Information
  • Who May Have Access to Student Information
  • Your Responsibilities
  • A Brief Review
  • FERPA Quiz

Illinois State University

Office of the University Registrar
Normal, IL 61790-2202

Phone: (309) 438-2188

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