Disciplinary Record Checks
Our office completes thousands of disciplinary record checks each year for students, former students and third parties.
How long do we report records?
The length of time we report records depends on the outcome of the case.
- If a student is suspended or dismissed from the university, we report the record permanently.
- If a student receives a sanction other than suspension or dismissal, we report the record for ten years.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects student conduct records. More information about FERPA (PDF)
- Third parties seeking information about a student's disciplinary record must have written authorization from the student in order for us to disclose their disciplinary history.
- Students and former students must provide identifying information, such as your date of birth or student identification number.
- All forms must also be signed and dated.
How long does it take to process a request?
While we can often complete a records check while you wait or within two business days, some cases require more time. Accordingly, please plan for up to a seven-day turn-around.
How do I submit a request?
- Use the web form found at http://go.osu.edu/DisciplinaryRecords
- Please follow all of the instructions found on the web form.
- In particular, remember that all verification forms you submit using the web form must first be completely filled out and signed!
You may also come in person to our office.
- Please check here for our office hours.
- If you are making a special trip to campus, we encourage you to call first to verify our office will be open.
Our office provides information regarding disciplinary records only. Please direct inquiries regarding a student's academic standing or knowledge regarding character and fitness to the university Registrar or the student's academic college or advisor.