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article 3—academic policies and regulations

Part 6. Student Records—Guidelines and Regulations Governing Access and Release

§ 3-608 Disposal of Inactive Records

With the exception of placement office files, the permanent ledger file, and computer-based records useful for research purposes, all student records shall be reviewed within five years of the last academic term in which they were considered active files. At the time of this review, files should be cleared of all correspondence, interview notations, and other items of short-term significance. All records other than placement files and the permanent ledger file shall be destroyed on or before the tenth anniversary of their withdrawal from active status. Records are destroyed subject to approval and procedures of the University archivist or federal and state laws. In any case, records will be inaccessible for normal use.