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Breaking News for New York Institutions: State to Narrow Scope of Article 129-B Audit

Posted in Higher Education
In light of the serious concerns institutions and advocates have expressed about FERPA and other privacy laws, we have recently been informed that the Office of Campus Safety will likely revise its Notice of Audit, dated June 26, 2017. More information about these concerns is covered in our earlier posting, which can be found here.… Continue Reading

N.Y. Education Law Article 129-B Notice of Audit Issued to New York Colleges and Universities

Posted in Higher Education, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Student Affairs, Title IX
Many institutions are reporting receipt of a letter dated June 26, 2017 from the New York Office of Campus Safety with an attached Notice of Audit (“Notice”) pursuant to New York Education Law Article 129-B (N.Y. Educ. Law §§ 6439–6449). The Notice seeks data submissions relating to the provision of Article 129-B and it includes… Continue Reading

‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism

Posted in Admissions, Higher Education
Last week, an anonymous Stanford University publication called The Fountain Hopper gained the attention of not only Stanford students, but admissions officers nationwide, when it disseminated a communication encouraging students to demand access to their purportedly confidential admissions files pursuant to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Published accounts indicate that as… Continue Reading