University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty/Staff Resources

DoSO has a number of resources available for faculty and staff members with student-related concerns.

If you have a concern regarding a student’s well being or behavior, DoSO is there to help. Visit our Contact Us page for more info.

How-to Guides

Tools and Techniques for Faculty/Staff

A Note about FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. Faculty and staff are sometimes concerned that disclosing a student’s identity when consulting with other UW-Madison employees about concerning student behavior violates FERPA. However, discussing a student of concern with the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office is permitted by FERPA if the discussion relates to the student’s experience at UW-Madison or could help the University support the student. Additionally, talking with any campus office that can help you help the student or assist the student directly is also permitted by FERPA.

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