Office of General Counsel

Selected Policies

Below is a list of policies frequently referred to by the Office of General Counsel in responding to legal questions.


FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It is also referred to as the Buckley Amendment. FERPA is a federal law (20 U.S.C. section 1232g) that was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect the privacy of student education records. It also provides rights to access or amend those records.

Freedom of Information Act 

It is Clemson University’s goal to provide accurate and timely responses to all requests for documents under the FOIA.

Additional Policies

Other University policies and procedures