The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs:

  1. Release of these records (known as education records) maintained by an educational institution and

  1. Access to these records.

Under the requirements of the law, schools are required to notify students annually of their rights. Student rights are as follows:

  • Right to inspect and review their educational records.

  • Right to request to amend their educational records.

  • Right to limit disclosure of some "personally identifiable information" (information that would directly identify the student or make the student’s identity easily traceable) known as directory information. This information is not released when students have exercised their right to bar access to directory information. For students who have not exercized this right, directory information may be be released in rare cases in which the welfare of the students is served by release of “Directory Information.” Approval of the Registrar is required for such releases.

Directory Information

It is the policy of Saybrook University that your directory information (student name, email address, program information, and enrollment status) is available only to Saybrook faculty, students, and administration. Should you wish to limit the disclosure of directory information, please print out the FERPA Non-Discl​osure form sign and date it and return to: [email protected].


If you wish to prevent your picture from being published to the student directory, you must complete the FERPA Non-Disclosure form and return it to us. You are not required to re-submit the form after that unless you wish to change your privacy status. The form should be submitted to

*NOTE: Saybrook University will not release any information to external agencies/individuals without the express written consent of the student. ​​