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West Chester University

West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Student Records: Policy on Confidentiality


The intent of this section is to comply with the Pennsylvania "Right to Know Law of 1957" and the Federal "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974," as amended. West Chester University collects and retains information about students for designated periods of time. The University recognizes the privacy rights of individuals in exerting control over what information may be disclosed and, at the same time, attempts to balance that right with the institution's need for information. Reference should also be made to the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act" policy statement in the WCU Undergraduate Catalog.

Definition of Student Records

Definition of a Student

Public/Directory Information

Disclosure of Student Records

Challenge of Record Entry

Questions and Answers (FAQ's)