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FERPA Tutorial

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that governs how we protect and disclose student educational records. As a recipient of federal funding, Penn State is obligated to comply with FERPA.

To assist University faculty and staff in understanding FERPA and its impact on their professional responsibilities, the Office of the University Registrar has developed an online tutorial, which can be found in the Learning Resource Network (LRN).

To access the tutorial, please go to the LRN website.

  1. Log in to the LRN using your PSU Web Access credentials.  The LRN utilizes DUO 2-factor authentication.
  2. Using the LRN search feature enter “FERPA” in the Keyword Search box and hit enter.
  3. Select the "FERPA Tutorial & Quiz" icon.
  4. Select “Request” to begin the FERPA Tutorial.
  5. After reading through all of the modules, you will be prompted to select the "FERPA Quiz" to test your knowledge on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

If you are unable to access the LRN, you can preview the tutorial modules and download the FERPA quiz questions as a Microsoft Word document: