What is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

As a parent, you may want information regarding your student living in The Towers at CCNY. We recognize how important parents and other family members are to the success of our students, but we are limited to the information we can share by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects and governs the release of certain information. With regards to housing and pursuant to the amended FERPA, directory information, which may be made public without a student’s written permission, shall include: name, address, phone number, and email address.