The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a
federal law that gives students in higher education various rights with respect
to their education records. Rights afforded to you under FERPA include the
right to inspect and review your education records, the right to request
amendment of records you believe are inaccurate or misleading, and the right to
prevent disclosure of information from your education records without your
prior consent, subject to some specific exceptions. The Office of Enterprise
Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance publishes an annual notice about your
rights under FERPA. You can access a copy of the most recent notice at http://erm.rutgers.edu/departments/FERPA/ferpaAnnualNotificationToStudents.html.
FERPA permits disclosure of "directory
information" such as name, phone number, address, and email address
without your prior consent unless you specifically request that it be kept
confidential. For more information regarding directory information, view the
notice at http://erm.rutgers.edu/departments/FERPA/ferpaAnnualNotificationToStudents.html.
If you have questions
about your rights under FERPA, you may contact the Office of Enterprise Risk
Management, Ethics, and Compliance at 973-972-8903 or visit http://erm.rutgers.edu/departments/FERPA/index.html.Outside resources providing more information
include the U.S. Department of Education's websites: Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA) at http://www2.ed.gov/print/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html;
and Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html.