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Privacy & FERPA

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, governs the privacy of student records. It regulates access to and the release of education records maintained by all educational institutions, including DePaul. It states:

  • DePaul students must be permitted to inspect their own educational records and request amendments to correct errors (limitations apply).
  • Students have the right to limit the type of information that can be disclosed.
  • DePaul officials are not permitted to disclose personally identifiable information about students nor permit inspection of their records without written consent except as allowed by the Act.

Visit the FERPA Policy page for complete details.

Who can obtain my info?

DePaul employees may access your student record information only as necessary to conduct university business. DePaul must ensure that third parties, including vendors, do not disclose personally identifiable information about its students except under conditions specified by the Act.

How do I change my personal privacy settings?

You can edit the types of information that the university may release about you through Campus Connect.

For more information about FERPA compliance or student records privacy, contact DePaul Central at​​