Directory Information, the Census, and FERPA

July 19, 2021

Free Webinar | 2:00-3:00 pm ET
As letters from the Census Office arrive on campus asking for your assistance in providing information for off-campus students, AACRAO has become aware that requests for gender, race, and ethnicity data are included for optimal collection. While collecting information for the census is critical for determining representation and the allocations of federally funded programs, including those in higher education, it is important to remember - gender, race, and ethnicity are not directory information.

Join LeRoy Rooker, former Director of the Department of Education’s Student Privacy Policy Office and AACRAO Senior Fellow, and William Gil, AACRAO’s Director of Government Relations, for a discussion on what student information institutions can share with the U.S. Census Bureau, while still being in accordance with FERPA regulations.



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LeRoy Rooker

Senior Fellow

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William Gil

Director, Government Relations, AACRAO

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