Policies and Permissions


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is designed to protect confidential student records. Some photographs and videos of students are considered a form of ‘student record,’ and thus subject to the limitations imposed by FERPA.

Learn More About FERPA in Relation to Photos and Video

Permissions/Release Form

Western’s Permission/Release form details the rights and responsibilities of both the student and Western and should be provided in either electronic or physical form, to Western staff, faculty, and alumni (who are not covered by FERPA) and Western students whenever recognizable images of their likeness are used for commercial or external purposes in print or electronic media.

Learn More About Obtaining Photo/Video Permissions

Use of Sculptures in Images

Western owns the sculptures on campus but does not own the copyright for the sculptures, or photos/images of the sculptures. Special permission must be obtained for use of images of these sculptures.

Learn More About Western's Sculpture Collection