About Records Retention

As a public institution in the State of Ohio, Shawnee State University is required to comply with Ohio Public Records law, Ohio Revised Code, Section 149.33, which requires the university to establish and administer a program to manage the creation, utilization, maintenance, retention, preservation, and disposition of our institution's records.

In compliance with SSU’s Records Management Policy, 5.34 (PDF), a records retention system has been created (using the Inter-University Council Records Management as a guideline) to provide information and guidance on the proper management, retention, preservation, and disposal of university records. The University’s Records Manager, in consultation with the Records Retention Committee and is responsible for the administration and primary oversight of the University records management system.

For more information

For more information on records retention, please contact Sherry Scott at (740) 351-3491.

Please note: For Student Records or Transcripts, please contact the Student Business Center at (740) 351-4REG (4734), or you can email your questions to