University of Central Florida: Fraternity discipline records protected by FERPA

Responding to a public records lawsuit filed earlier this year, the University of Central Florida told a judge this week the school cannot provide student journalists unredacted records relating to Greek fraternities’ disciplinary hearings because the records are protected under a federal education privacy law.

One student disciplined for theft, others go unpunished

While journalists at six student newspapers expressed frustration over unresolved and unsolved cases of newspaper theft, at least one newspaper theft incident ended in punishment this spring for the student found responsible for the theft.

UCF's fight to conceal fraternity wrongdoing grows lonelier with enactment of South Carolina disclosure law

Even by higher-education standards, the University of Central Florida is obsessively secretive, even with information that might help its students protect their own safety. UCF and its combative lawyers habitually resist disclosure of records that readily would be made public anywhere else, insisting that their interpretation of federal privacy law -- an interpretation shared by almost no… Continue reading UCF's fight to conceal fraternity wrongdoing grows lonelier with enactment of South Carolina disclosure law

NEWS RELEASE: Open-government advocates support UCF student news site in fight for access to expense-account records

The SPLC and five open-government advocacy groups weighed in behind student journalists with Orlando-based Knight News in the University of Central Florida's appeal of a court order declaring student government expense reports to be public records.