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. Rutgers University Ethics
and Compliance publishes an annual notice about your rights under FERPA. You
can access a copy of the most recent notice at https://uec.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/Annual-FERPA-Notice-to-Students.pdf
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 https://uec.rutgers.edu/programs/ferpa-student-privacy/directory-information.
If you have questions about your rights under FERPA, you may
contact the University Ethics and Compliance director of privacy at
973-972-8093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit https://uec.rutgers.edu/programs/ferpa-student-privacy.
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.