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Student Records and Privacy


Did You Know?
• All educational records, including disciplinary records, are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

• There are cases when your written consent is NOT required for Baylor University to disclose information. To view these exceptions, which allow for the disclosure of information without your written consent, click this link:

Cases When Prior Consent Is Not Required


Disciplinary records maintained by the Judicial Affairs office are strictly confidential and all disclosures are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). A student has the right to make a request to inspect and review his or her disciplinary file. The University must comply with that request within 45 days. Furthermore, a student may request for his or her disciplinary information to be released to a third party.

Disciplinary files are retained for a period of seven years and may be kept longer due to special circumstances such as, suspension or expulsion or as deemed necessary by the Associate Dean Student Conduct Administration. Students may also submit a petition to have their disciplinary file expunged during their last semester of enrollment. This is strictly a courtesy provided by Baylor University and is not a requirement of law. In other words, this is not a right afforded by FERPA. Baylor University has no obligation to expunge a student's disciplinary record. Records that involve an incident or charge that the University is federally mandated under the Clery Act to report may not be expunged early.

If you would like to make a request to review your record, or have information from your file released, or file a petition to expunge, you may access the appropriate forms below:

Request to Review Judicial Affairs Disciplinary Record

Consent to Disclose Judicial Affairs Disciplinary Records

Petition to Have Disciplinary Record Expunged

Victim's Rights
Upon written request, the Judicial Affairs Office will disclose to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victim.