AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker is the nation's leading authority on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a comprehensive federal law that provides privacy protections for student education records. 

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Universities and colleges across the U.S. are struggling to comply with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and a growing list of other legal requirements and guidelines. Failure to give adequate attention to these areas results, at best, in unnecessary red tape, wasted staff time, and diminished service levels to students and other stakeholders. At worst, institutions can be subjected to highly publicized complaints, lawsuits, and financial penalties.

Think of AACRAO as a veritable FERPA University; we offer a wide range of services to help your institution minimize these risks and approach compliance issues with confidence.

“LeRoy speaks with sound authority and any audience feels a certain confidence when he is present."

Joe F. Head, Former VP of Enrollment, Kennesaw State University

Read success stories from Kennesaw State and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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For more information on AACRAO's FERPA resources, email ferpa@aacrao.org or call 202.355.1059.