The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) serves as the Georgia Gwinnett College open records office.
All open record requests should be submitted via the open records request form. If there is a need to provide additional information outside of what is listed on the form, please send this information directly to email@example.com. If you receive a formal request for production of documents (RPD) from an attorney, this could also be considered an open records request and should be forwarded to the OLA for review. (For more information regarding RPDs please see discovery request.) Should you have any questions regarding the submission of open record requests, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“GORA” is short for the Georgia Open Records Act, codified as O.C. G. A. Section 50-18-70, et seq. As a public institution, Georgia Gwinnett College must respond to requests made by the public to inspect records that qualify under this statute. It is important to remember that each public records request must be examined to ensure that the release of such records does not violate FERPA, HIPAA and other laws providing for the protection of College-held information. According to Georgia law, a public record is any record that serves to document the organization, function, policies, decision, procedures, operations or other activities of the College. This can include personnel records, including evaluations, discipline, promotion and demotion records, among others. The Georgia Open Records Act governs which government records are to be open for public inspection. The full law can be viewed by clicking GORA.