Student Privacy and FERPA/PIPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is designed to protect the privacy of student's educational records, to establish student's right to inspect and review these records, and to provide guidelines for correcting inaccurate data about students. NYIT (including NYITCOM) fully complies with this federal act as follows:

  • Annual FERPA Notice (PDF)
  • NYIT (including NYITCOM) designates the following categories of student information as public or “directory” information pursuant to existing laws, and may disclose or release the information without written consent:
    - name
    - major field of study
    - minor field of study
    - address
    - telephone number
    - email address
    - dates of attendance
    - participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    - photos
    - height/weight (for athletic team members)
    - date/place of birth
    - degrees and awards received and dates awarded
    - most recent previous institution attended
    - school/college
  • Students must inform the college if they do not want this information disclosed by filing a written request with the Office of the Registrar (or the NYITCOM Registrar if you are enrolled in the College of Medicine). This can be done using a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information (PDF).
  • NYIT (including NYITCOM) also complies with the federal Solomon Amendment, which requires colleges and universities to provide the following information from student records if requested by military recruiters:
    - name
    - address
    - telephone number
    - age or date of birth
    - present level of education such as freshman or sophomore
    - date of graduation
    - academic field of study

NYIT (including NYITCOM) complies with the Personal Information Protection Policy (PIPA) (PDF) which applies to students attending NYIT in British Columbia, Canada.

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