Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, this page offers information on Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Many project managers and Title IX coordinators mistakenly believe that FERPA impedes Title IX and the Clery Act in administering adjudication processes on their campus and holding sexual assault perpetrators accountable. Yet the Clery Act and Title IX state that FERPA does not impede any school’s obligation and priority to their students’ safety.

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Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence

The Office on Civil Rights has released this new Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence. This specific PDF document contains a breakdown on how schools have an obligation to respond to sexual violence, how students are protected by Title IX, Title IX procedural requirements, a breakdown of confidentiality, investigations and hearings, interim measures, Title IX training education and prevention, etc.

While there is more information regarding Title IX on this document, there is also more general information regarding sex discrimination on the Office of Civil Rights FAQ page.