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Student Handbook
Butler Student Handbook

Education Records Maintained at Butler University

Various university offices maintain documents that comprise the student’s educational record. The following list is an overview of the educational records maintained along with the offices primarily responsible for the maintenance. Access to these records is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See Privacy Rights of Students at Butler University below for more information.

All academic records are available to the president of the University and the provost to examine as necessary for the overall supervision of the academic program.

Custodian of records Records maintained Other personnel approved for access

Registration and Records Office

Cumulative academic record, earlier transcripts, test scores (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, CLEP), placement credit, honors, petition actions

Academic dean, academic advisor, full-time faculty, student affairs staff, financial aid staff—for checking eligibility progress toward degree, academic requirements, making of awards
Business Office

Financial records (listing charges, payments, financial records)

Business office staff, and when necessary collection agency or, attorney for accounting and securing payments; financial aid staff

Financial Aid Office

All loan, work, grant and scholarship applications; financial aid forms; notifications of awards; records are kept for five years

Director of Admission and financial aid staff

Vice President for Student Affairs

Records of personal achievements, involvement, student conduct cases, housing records

Student affairs staff, members of student conduct appeals board, business office staff, financial aid staff, athletic coaches, and college deans.

Jordan College of the Arts

Admission recommendations audition records

Department heads, academic advisors, appropriate instructors, for guidance


Graduate recommendations, test scores

Academic advisors, for guidance

Director of Public Safety

University Police Department case reports on reportable incidents (e.g., fire, accident injury, theft, disturbance)

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Student, student conduct bodies for appropriate action; business office staff and insurance company (if claim involved); Health Services (if treatment or transportation supplied or required)