Academic Coursework and Religious Observance

Brandeis University embraces students of a wide diversity of religious traditions. It is the policy of the University that instructors strive to facilitate students’ religious observance by allowing absence from classes for such purposes. For full guidelines on this policy, please see the University Bulletin.


The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects information about students. The law gives students the right to:

  • Inspect and review education records
  • Seek the amendment of education records
  • Consent to certain disclosures of education records
  • Obtain a copy of the university’s FERPA policy
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education

Further information about students privacy rights can be found at the Brandeis University’s Education Records Policy and the University Bulletin.

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