One of your rights under FERPA relates to the confidentiality of information contained in your education records. As a general rule, Rutgers may not disclose “personally identifiable information” from your education records to anyone outside of the University without your prior written consent. There are a number of exceptions to this general rule. One of the exceptions relates to “directory information”. Rutgers may disclose or release directory information about you without your prior consent provided Rutgers does the following:

  • informs you what we define as directory information; and
  • provides you the opportunity to request that directory information not be disclosed.

For more information on how Rutgers University defines “directory information,” please visit the website for the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance.