Special Reminders for Faculty


In compliance with FERPA, YOU CANNOT:

  • Use the entire social security number or Student ID number of a student in a public posting of grades. It is recommended that no part of the SSN be used. (You CAN post grades if the student names are not in alphabetical order, and if you use a unique identifier known only to the student and yourself.)
  • Link the name of a student with that student's SSN or Student ID in any public manner.
  • Leave graded tests in a stack for students to pick up by sorting through the papers of all students.
  • Circulate a printed class list with student names and SSNs or Student ID, or grades, as an attendance roster.
  • Discuss the progress of a student with anyone other than the student (including parents) without the consent of the student.
  • Provide lists of students enrolled in your classes for any commercial purpose.
  • Provide student schedules or assist anyone other than GSU employees in locating a student on campus.
Let's move on.