You have the right to restrict the release of your student information or to authorize the release of information to specified individuals.

FERPA – Right to Privacy

What is FERPA? FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This legislation protects the privacy of your student records and regulates how your information is utilized. These are your rights and it is to your benefit to familiarize yourself with them.

Take the FERPA tutorial to learn more.

Review the Student Records - Right to Privacy information in the catalog to learn more about the details of FERPA, the Solomon Amendment, and the use of social security numbers.

Student FERPA FAQs

Family FERPA FAQs

Student Consent to Release Information

How do I release some of my information for particular purposes?

If you wish to release information about your grades held by the Office of the Registrar to an individual:

Former students who are no longer able to access the student consent to release form should email our office ([email protected]) to request a PDF copy of the student consent to release document.  

Confidentiality Request

How do I restrict the release of my information?
Current Students
Restrict information in People Search

Log in to MyOregonState, click on the Resources tab, click My Profile, click on My Profile, then OSU Directory Profile, found at the bottom of the page. Here you may uncheck the box next to any item you do not wish to be displayed. Click Update to apply your changes. This will restrict what directory information appears in the online People Search.

Current and Former Students
Restrict the release of any of your information

Submit a Confidentiality Request form. Requesting a complete Confidentiality Restriction will prevent employees of OSU from providing any directory or confidential information to you or other parties; unless there is a legitimate educational interest for an OSU employee.

Current and Former Students
Remove the confidentiality restriction

Submit the Confidentiality Request form to revoke the restriction.

Important Note for Confidential Status

When a confidentiality restriction is in place:

  • We can only discuss your record with you if you appear in person or live video chat with picture identification or if you complete the form to release the restriction
  • You may still conduct some OSU business via your OSU email address, however, students do not have access to their Oregon State email address approximately 6 months after they leave the university so you will want to plan accordingly.