UConn has a centralized process for tracking and responding to public records requests.
By completing and submitting this form, you are making a public records request to UConn pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). C.G.S. § 1-200, et seq. A request for records that contains all of the required information will be forwarded to appropriate university staff to identify and compile the documents responsive to the request. Once compiled, the records will then be reviewed to determine if there are any applicable exemptions under state or federal law that might be cause for non-disclosure or redaction of certain records.
Requests for public records are themselves a public record. This means that the requester's name, request, and the documents provided in response to the request are all subject to public disclosure. Generally, requests for records submitted to UConn will be logged and posted publicly on this website. Prior to being posted publicly all requests will be reviewed and possibly redacted if it is determined that such action is necessary to protect sensitive and/or protected information.
As an alternative to submitting this form, a public records request can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending written correspondence to the following mailing address:
C/O Public Records Administration
34 North Eagleville Road, U-3144
Storrs, CT 06269
Your request will be processed in less time if you strictly follow these instructions in submitting your request. When submitting your public records request, please be as specific as possible so that we may locate the record(s) quickly and efficiently. Broad or vague search parameters, as well as requests that cover a long time period, will likely require more time to compile, review and transfer records.
The following information is additional guidance regarding specific types of records:
If requesting an employment contract or appointment letter, please provide the name(s) and title (if available) of the applicable employee. If requesting purchasing/vendor contracts, please provide the name of the vendor (if known) and/or the type of product/service and the applicable campus location for the service.
If requesting bid results from University Procurement Services, please provide the RFP/bid number and the title of the bid. Please also specify the type of information requested (award amount, copies of proposals, score sheet, etc.). Please note that these materials typically will not be disclosed until after such contract is executed or negotiations for the award of such contract have ended, whichever occurs earlier.
Please provide as many specific details as to the data requested, including a description, campus location and date range. Note that the FOIA requires public agencies to produce existing records. It does not require an agency to compile, tabulate or otherwise create data.
Student record information that is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99, is exempt from disclosure under FOIA. See C.G.S. § 1-210(b)(17). The university's FERPA policy can be found at http://policy.uconn.edu/2011/05/24/ferpa-policy/.