The Ohio State University recognizes the need to effectively manage its dynamic, complex decentralized organization, while at the same time preserving its history.  Therefore, Ohio State seeks to manage the retention and disposition of its records in order to:

  1. document our management decisions
  2. provides historical references of transactions and events
  3. demonstrate regulatory compliance, especially with Ohio Revised Code and federal laws
  4. enhance our organization’s operational efficiencies
  5. provide litigation support
  6. preserve the university’s institutional memory

Paper and Bytes...OSU Records Management Training

In cooperation with the Office of Human Resources' BuckeyeLearn

Paper and Bytes: Policies, Best Practices, and Resources for Managing OSU Records
The Ohio State University, as a public institution, must comply with laws governing public records. Effective compliance can only be achieved in an environment of proper records retention and management. Participants in this workshop will become more knowledgeable about University policies, legal requirements, and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care. Those attending will leave with the answers to questions such as:

  • "Is this a record?"
  • "How long should I keep it?"
  • "Does Archives want it?"
  • "How do I destroy it"? and
  • "Where can I find more information?"

Sessions for 2017 (Room 425 in the Gateway Center):

Please contact the University Registrar for access to the following records:
Course Bulletins, Enrollment Statistics, and Student Records
Please contact the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University for access to your Medical Records