Updating Contact Information
You can update all of your contact information, including address, preferred email address, telephone numbers, and emergency contact information on MyYU (accessed through Inside Track).
Please note, if you change your address, that will become your new billing address.
Although you can update your preferred email address, all YU staff and faculty are required to send communications to your YU email address.
Changing your Name
Name changes must be made in person.
Federal Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Yeshiva University strictly follows the privacy regulations outlined in the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which regulates a wide range of privacy related activities including:
- Management of student records maintained by the University.
- Regulations regarding who has access to student records.
- For which purposes access to student records is granted.
The act also generally:
- Permits the University to release limited directory information (see below).
- Guarantees students access to their records and limits such access to others.
The following types of information are considered "Directory Information" by Yeshiva University:
- YU email address
- City and State of home residence
- Academic Major(s) and Minor(s)
- Dates of attendance at Yeshiva University
- School, Department, Division, or Institute attended
- Most recent educational institution attended
- Degrees, honors and awards received and their dates (including Dean’s list)
- Titles of masters and doctoral dissertations
- Participation in officially recognized activities (including positions held)
- High school and class year (for those participating in any officially recognized intercollegiate athletic team only)
- High school, class year, height, and weight classification (for those on intercollegiate basketball or volleyball teams only)
The University may disclose directory information to anyone without the student’s consent unless the student, within ten days of registration each semester, informs the Office of the Registrar in writing on the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information Form, available in the Office of the Registrar, that any or all such information about the student is not to be made public without his or her written permission. A new form for non-disclosure must be completed each year. You may also make this indication online through MyYU.
The official University policy on FERPA can be found here.
For more information on FERPA, visit the Department of Education website.
Releasing Your Personal Information
This form allows students to grant third parties, including parents, access to their educational records maintained by the student’s college. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment) prohibits access to, or release of, educational records or personally identifiable information contained in such records (other than directory information) without the written consent of the student, with certain regulatory exceptions. A description of a student’s rights under FERPA is set forth in more detail in the college catalog.