Retention Guidance for Specific University Records

Beginning in 2022, Princeton University has been engaged in a Records Management (RM) Initiative to provide Records Management Matrices (RMMs) to all Central Administrative Offices. For those departments with approved RMMs, please email records@princeton.edu to have a detailed implementation guide sent to you.

Financial Records: For guidance regarding financial record retention and management, please visit "Financial Record Retention" on the Finance and Treasury website.

Student Records: University employees are encouraged to view "Protecting Student Information at Princeton," an online mini-MOOC on FERPA for Princeton employees. This brief online course was created by Princeton's General Counsel to teach University employees how to handle student records in a manner consistent with the federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment).

Additional record retention guidelines will be posted on the records management website soon. Please email records@princeton.edu or call Clayton McGahee (609-258-1737) if you have questions regarding the retention of specific University records.