The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) help provide protection for personal data.
Family Educational Rights & Privacy (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, popularly known as “FERPA” or the Buckley Amendment, is the federal law that governs the rights of students and the corollary responsibilities of institutions of higher education with respect to student education records. The law applies to all colleges and universities that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The materials listed below provide detailed information regarding FERPA and how student education records are managed at Arcadia University.
- View FERPA statute
- How Arcadia University handles FERPA requests
Please refer to the University’s FERPA Compliance Policy.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The University handles all personal data it is provided, or which it has received from or shared with third parties, in accordance with University policies and applicable law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its United Kingdom counterpart, the United Kingdom Data Protection Act (UK DPA). Frequently the University enters into contractual relationships with partners who are asked to sign the University’s GDPR- and UK DPA-specific Data Protection Addendum. Please also see the accompanying documents, the European Union Standard Contractual Clauses (Annex A), and the United Kingdom Standard Contractual Clauses for International Transfers from Controllers to Processors (Annex B).