The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Read these questions and answers for an outline of students' rights under the law.
Authorization of FERPA Rights
- Access to academic records: Students can allow selected individuals to view and discuss certain portions of their academic records by setting up proxy access. A proxy can be a parent, guardian, or any other individual the student selects. Students must set up proxy access by logging in to their MyISU Portal account and establishing a passphrase. Students then provide the passphrase to the designated proxy, who must use this passphrase any time they wish to access information. Students have the right to remove this authorization at any time by logging in to their MyISU Portal account and removing the passphrase. For more information, visit Proxy Access.
- Payment authorization: Students have the right to grant access to authorized users within ISU's payment site. This site is different than proxy authorization listed above. Once a student provides the user account access, individuals may sign into the authorized payer area, view the student's account balance, and begin making payments. For students wishing to grant authorization, they should visit ISU's Student Account Suite and select the "authorized users" tab after logging in.
Student Directory Information: Request for Confidentiality
Students who are currently registered may declare information, such as addresses and phone numbers, confidential by completing this confidentiality form.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.