Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act

As a public institution in the state of Michigan, the University of Michigan is subject to provisions of the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Under the FOIA, “all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees….” Consequently, any individual other than a federal, state or county prisoner has the right to inspect and/or receive copies of public records maintained by the University.

If you wish to request public records from any of the University’s three campuses, this website is designed to assist you. You may browse each of the selections above or go to the Request Records page.

For more detailed information on FOIA, visit the Michigan Attorney General website on the Act.