University of Washington Policy Directory

Print This Page
*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Washington Administrative Code

Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-140 WAC: Rules and Regulations for the University of Washington Governing Student Education Records

WAC 478-140-010: University policy on student education records.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g, provides for the right of a student to inspect his or her education records, and guidelines concerning the release of those records to third parties. The act further provides that such a student may request a hearing in order to correct or delete inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate data, and that currently registered students be informed annually of their rights under the act. Any student who alleges a failure by the university to comply with the act has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

Consistent with the act, this policy on student education records is established to ensure that the education records and the information contained in such records are treated in a responsible manner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 99-12-110, § 478-140-010, filed 6/2/99, effective 7/3/99; Order 75-1, § 478-140-010, filed 3/5/75; Order 72-11, § 478-140-010, filed 11/30/72.]