Syracuse University

Student Privacy Rights F.E.R.P.A

Student Rights Under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Syracuse University fully complies with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).   



Related Policy

Computer Law  (from item VII  of SU Computing and Electronic Communications Policy)

Under Article 156 of the New York State Penal Code, criminal sanctions are imposed for offenses involving computers, software, and computer data. The offenses include unauthorized use of a computer, computer trespass, computer tampering, unlawful duplication, and unlawful duplication or possession of computer-related material. Improper or unauthorized access to, or release or manipulation of, any student record in such form is included within those offenses.

All computers, software, data, business records, and student records of the University in any form, electronic or paper, belong to the institution. Any person committing an offense with respect to them may be subject personally to criminal sanctions and other liability. Federal laws may also apply to some circumstances.