Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that
gives students in higher education various rights with respect to their
educational records. Rights afforded to you under FERPA include the right
to inspect and review your educational records, the right to request
amendment of records you believe are inaccurate or misleading, and the
right to prevent disclosure of information from your educational
records without your prior consent, subject to some specific
exceptions. The Office of Compliance, Student Policy, Research and
Assessment publishes an annual notice about your rights under FERPA.
You can access a copy of the most recent notice at http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~polcomp/ferpa2.shtml.
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://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~polcomp/ferpa1.shtml.
If you have questions about your rights under FERPA, you may contact
the Office of Compliance, Student Policy, Research and Assessment at
First Floor Bishop House, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ
08901, or 732-932-7109. Outside resources providing more information
include the U.S. Department of Education's websites: Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at http://www.ed.gov/print/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html; and Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html.