Public Records Office

What is a Public Record? - RCW 42.56

Public records of a state institution includes any writing, regardless of physical form or characteristic, which contains information relating to the conduct of university business and which is prepared, owned, used or retained by the university. This includes, but is not limited to, e-mail, electronic media, paper, microfilm, videotape, audiotape, magnetic tape, and disks (CDs). Only existing documents are releasable.

Confidential Records

Student Records

To request one’s own student records, please contact the Registrar’s Office

Student have a right to inspect, review, and obtain copies of their own confidential educational records under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 516-26-030. A student is any person who has ever been in attendance (officially enrolled as of the first day of classes) at the University and with respect to whom the University maintains education records or personally-identifiable Records.

Personnel Records

To request access to inspect one’s own personnel file, please contact Human Resources

Per RCW 49.12.240, employees shall, upon request from employer, inspect any or all of his or her own personnel files(s).


Page Updated 07.06.2015