• The University Custodian of Records is responsible for accepting and responding to the public’s requests for records pursuant to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). In carrying out the university’s obligations pursuant to OPRA, the University Custodian upholds the university’s obligation to provide access to government records in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

  • Public Access for Government Records

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, provides access to government records in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. The New Jersey Public Access to Government Records Law, effective July 7, 2002, extends to Rutgers University. This law is more commonly known as the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Rutgers has appointed a University Custodian of Records who is responsible for implementing the duties and responsibilities provided by this law.

    Requests for access to government records must be in writing. The law specifically provides that university employees who receive a request for access to records shall forward the request to the University Custodian of Records, or direct the requestor to the Custodian at 973-972-1981. Only the Custodian of Records is authorized to release or deny the release of a university record under this law.

    To align with federal regulation and maintain confidentiality and integrity for our students and patients, OPRA does not provide access to student or medical records. If you would like to receive verification of attendance, copies of transcripts, or other student records, please contact the university Registrar.  For inquiries regarding medical records, you may contact either RWJ Medical Group or NJMS University Physicians group.