What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
The FOIA is a public records law governing federal government entities. The University is not subject to this Act, but must comply with the Ohio Public Records law. The Ohio Public Records law can be found in Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43. The law declares that all public records shall be made available for inspection. As a public institution, Kent State is subject to the Ohio public records law. Consequently, any individual or organization has the right to inspect and/or receive copies of public records maintained by the university.