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Duke Privacy for Students

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age).


This office provides face-to-face service for all aspects of the IRB approval and submission process. Any researchers who wish to meet with an IRB staff member at ORS West, should email campusirb@duke.edu (link sends e-mail) to schedule an appointment.

Additional Resources

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Acceptable Use Policy (Student Affairs)

Duke Confidentiality Policy (Student Affairs)

Duke’s Data Classification Standard

DukeMobile App Privacy Policy

Photography or Videotaping on Campus

Duke Policies and Procedures*

Undergraduate Research Support Office (URS)

Retention, Preservation and Destruction of Records (Records Retention Policy)*

Security on Social Media

Social Media Policy*

Social Security Number Usage Policy (Duke University)