FERPA: When to Involve Legal Counsel
and Leadership

Last updated April 22, 2015

FERPA: When to Involve Legal Counsel
and Leadership

Last updated April 22, 2015


In working to meet the FERPA obligations of your campus, you’ll inevitably interact with board members, legal counsel, or other administrative leaders. Sometimes these leaders will call on you to release information or offer advice related to FERPA, and sometimes you must call on them in order to make a tough decision on FERPA. But managing these requests, and knowing when to ask for help, proves especially difficult when the stakes are high.

Join us for this webcast to learn how to effectively manage FERPA requests from leaders while knowing when to ask legal counsel for assistance. You will leave with examples of FERPA situations you can resolve on your own and examples of situations in which you should always ask for help.

Your purchase of this program includes access to the live webcast, as well as access to a website that houses a recording of the live webcast and other FERPA resources. You will be able to access the recordings and resources on the site through December 31, 2013 regardless of purchase date, so register now for this bundle! The sooner you register, the longer your access period will be. Beginning October 16, 2013, we will no longer offer access to the site and will offer recordings of the live sessions on CD only.

Who should attend?

This session is intended for the registrar and anyone else who helps to lead the FERPA decision making on campus.


How do you uphold student privacy while still satisfying campus board members, donors, and regents?

  • Negotiating privacy and diplomacy
  • Common requests and how to respond

When do you involve your campus leadership?  

  • Becoming the FERPA advisor to your leaders
  • Understanding when to seek vs. give advice
  • Working with your leaders on campus crisis and release guidelines

When should you involve legal counsel?

  • Samples of complex issues that arise that require counsel
  • When to rely on your knowledge and expertise