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Records Retention and Disposition

The CSU’s Records Retention and Disposition policy ensures campuses and the Chancellor’s Office comply with legal and regulatory requirements and implement operational best practices.

Each campus must ensure department(s) implement the records/information retention and disposition schedules for their specific area. This includes designating official campus custodian(s) for each type of record.

The retention and disposition of records/information must conform to standards set in the retention and disposition schedules on this site.


CSU’s retention and disposition schedules offer guidance to campuses for each type of record.

View the Schedules

Frequently Asked Questions​

Find answers to questions about retaining and disposing of records at the CSU.

Read the FAQs​


The Chancellor’s Office has identified subject matter experts who can answer questions related to the retention and disposition schedule for each record series.