of the Registrar
OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Serving the faculty, students,
and alumni of Yale College
and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
PRIVACY AND STUDENT RIGHTS
What are my rights regarding my education
All students enrolled at Yale University
are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act (FERPA), which is commonly known as "the Buckley
amendment". Students rights include, but are not
limited to, the right to inspect and review their education
records, under certain conditions, and the right to consent
to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained
in education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes
disclosure without consent. Read
the full statement of Yale Universitys FERPA policies,
which is published annually in the Yale Weekly Bulletin and
Can Yale release my personally identifiable
student information without my prior written consent?
YES. Under the provisions of FERPA,
Yale has designated certain information about present and
former students as "directory information" and may
release it to the public unless the student files a non-disclosure
form with the registrar of the students Yale school.
By filing the non-disclosure form, students may request that
Yale not release one or both of the following categories of
I: Name, local and other addresses, local telephone
number, school or residential college affiliation, E-mail
address, dates of attendance, class, major field of study,
degrees conferred and dates of conferral, previous educational
institution(s) attended, date of birth, name and address
of parent or guardian, and picture or video.
II: Awards, honors (including Deans list), past
and present participation in University-sponsored extracurricular
activities and sports, height and weight of members of athletic
teams, and place of birth.
here for a downloadable version
of the non-disclosure form.
Can I still receive email if I request
non-disclosure of my directory information?
YES. However, one of the consequences
of requesting non-disclosure of Category I information is
that you will automatically be excluded from the on-line Yale
directory, and email addressed to your email alias
typically firstname.lastname@example.org will not reach
you. If people know your actual email address, they will be
able to send you mail.
Will my name appear in the Commencement
Program if I request non-disclosure of my directory information?
NO. However, you may inform your registrar
that you wish to make an exception for the Commencement Program.
Submit this exception in writing or click
here to use the downloadable form.
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