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State Board of Higher Education Policy 311/Public Records states the following:


Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all records of the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University System and its institutions are, pursuant to N.D.C.C. Section 44-04-18, public records, open and accessible for inspection during regular office hours.






In turn, the NDUS Records Management Program is responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use, and disposition of records required in the operation of a state agency.  This includes determining retention, selecting the appropriate medium, choosing the best storage location, and selecting the best filing system for the records.


The state’s Records Management Program is led by officials at ND IT. The general retention schedule for the institutions of the NDUS can be found here: