As both a graduate student AND a
graduate assistant, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
1974 (FERPA) applies to you. FERPA is a federal law designed to protect
the privacy of student education records. In addition, generally,
university officials (including GRADUATE ASSISTANTS) are not allowed to
share information concerning a student’s time on campus or records
without their consent (that includes his/her parents), unless it is
believed he/she has a health or safety emergency. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs rights with respect to health information.