|Student Records and Privacy Rights under FERPA
The 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 Student
Affairs Compliance publishes an annual notice about your rights under FERPA.
You can access a copy of the most recent notice at http://compliance.rutgers.edu/ferpa/official-notice.
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://compliance.rutgers.edu/ferpa/confidentiality.
If you have questions about your rights under FERPA, you may contact Jackie Moran,
Office of Student Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 848-932-8576. 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://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html.