Resources and Services


WSU's records management program provides assistance for university offices in the proper management of their paper and electronic files. Records Management staff develop records retention schedules for campus offices. Retention schedules identify the different types of records created by the office and specifies how long each type of record needs to be kept. The program also provides information on state and federal record keeping requirements and what offices need to do to ensure they are in compliance with applicable laws. We provide training workshops and services to help reduce the amount of time, space and dollars spent by campus offices to manage university records.

What Services Does the Records Management Program Provide?

  • Inventory and appraisal of departmental records
  • Creation and revision of departmental records retention schedules
  • Disposal of university records
  • Faculty and staff training programs
  • Annual Department Records Review
  • Consultation

Unversity-wide General Record Retention Schedule

The General Records Retention Schedule lists routine, administrative records common to university offices. General Records are used for reference purposes and do not have any ongoing fiscal, legal or archival value.

Disposal of University Records

The Records Management Office provides approval for university offices to dispose of university records or transfer them to the University Archives. A Certificate of Records Disposal, approved by the University Records Manager, is required prior to the disposal or transfer of university records listed on Department Records Retention Schedules.

Note: Records listed in the General Records Retention Schedule do not require a Certificate of Records Disposal (CRD) except for Personnel Records.

Contact Records Management

Chris Wydman, University Records Manager and Archivist

Special Collections & Archives offers records management consultation to Wright State University departments. The University Records Manager works directly with departmental staff to provide advice about how long to keep records, records disposal, protection of vital records, archiving, and determining which records are good candidates for digitization.

Chris Wydman
University Records Manager
Phone: (937) 775-2017