Banner Data Standards

Data Security

The data contained in Banner is governed by the Wake Forest University Electronic Non-Public Information Standard and the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus Information Security Policy; found here.

Each Banner user is responsible for all transactions occurring during the use of his/her login and password.

Data Privacy and Confidentiality

The privacy of student records is governed by FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.  See  for the university’s interpretation of FERPA.

Confidentiality of records is managed by the Registrar for students, and by Human Resources for current and retired faculty and staff.  Refer to departmental procedures for details on confidentiality requests and management of confidential records within Banner.

Data Entry Standards

The Banner Steering Committee has adopted data entry standards for consistency and integrity of data for processing and reporting.  Use the links below to access the details regarding each standard.

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Last modified: February 28, 2017