FERPA & Granting Student Record Access to Others

(Online FERPA Release to a Proxy)

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, student academic records are classified as confidential and may not be released without the student’s consent. Once students have matriculated to Friends University, i.e. enrolled in course work, FERPA rights transfer to the student, regardless of the student’s age. 

Students can grant non-directory information to third-party individuals (i.e. parents, spouses, employers, or other specified individuals) referred to as a Student Proxy. Students can choose to authorize different levels or view access to one or multiple proxies. Options include view access to unofficial academic transcripts, schedule of classes, financial aid account information, and more. The student is in control of who has access, what the proxy can see and discuss with Friends, and for how long the proxy has access. 

To set up a Student Proxy, students need to enter their FalconHUB ID and password. Once the proxy is complete, the proxy will receive email instructions on how to access a separate secure online portal. The portal requires a log-in to view the information pages to which the student has granted the proxy. The proxy will be able to view, but not change, the information on authorized pages. 

If the student wants to request a Complete Non-Disclosure of all information (including but is not limited to directory information, awards and honors, name in the Commencement program, and verification of enrollment or degree conferral for employers), please visit the University Registrar’s Office in Sumpter Hall 115.

For Students:

Instructions: How to Set Up a Proxy
Log into the Student Proxy Management System

For Proxies:

Instructions: How to Access Authorized Student Information
Log into Proxy Access System