Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. For a full list of student rights under FERPA, please see the Tufts' Notification of Rights under FERPA.
Tufts publishes some personally identifying information, called "directory information" their own listing of student names, email addresses, year of graduation, and major. The directory information may be disclosed without the prior consent of the student, thought the student can inform the university in writing that all "directory information" with respect to him or her is not to be disclosed, as discussed below.
The university has designated each of the following items as "directory information":
- the student's name(s)
- telephone number(s)
- email address
- major field(s) of study and current enrollment status
Students may restrict the release of directory information, except to school officials with legitimate educational interests and to others as permitted by law. In order to restrict the release of such records, a student must make a request, in writing, to the Office of the Registrar, Dowling Hall.