privacy is a priority at Penn. A proactive approach
is being taken to protect the University’s
students, faculty, staff, patients, and others
in our community.
of Audit, Compliance and Privacy
Oversees privacy compliance at the University.
Below are a few of the many areas on privacy
that are available on their website.
of Student Records http://www.upenn.edu/privacy/protecting_penn_community.htm#confidentiality_student
Your Personal Information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g;
34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects
the privacy of student education records. The
law applies to all schools that receive funds
under an applicable program of the U.S. Department
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect
to their children's education records. These rights
transfer to the student when he or she reaches
the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high
school level. Students to whom the rights have
transferred are "eligible students."
For more information on
FERPA, go to the U.S. Department of Education