Managing Access to Your Records

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.


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

Student Consent to Release Information

If you wish to release FERPA-protected information (e.g. grades) to an individual:

Former students who cannot access the Student Consent to Release form should email our office ([email protected]) to request a PDF copy of the form. 

Confidentiality Request

Current Students
Restrict Directory Information in People Search

Log in to Beaver Hub, click on the Resources tab, click Resources again. Locate My Profile, click on My Profile, then Personal Information. 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
Request Confidential Status

Submit a Confidentiality Request form, which will prevent employees of OSU from providing any information about you to other parties. Please review the important notes below before requesting confidential status.


Current and Former Students
Remove Confidentiality Status

Submit the Confidentiality Request form to revoke the restriction.

Important Notes for Confidential Status

  • You will be required to conduct university business      
    1. In-person with photo ID,
    2. via your OSU email address, or
    3. via live video chat with photo ID.
  • Employers and third parties will not be able to confirm your enrollment or degree through the National Student Clearinghouse or OSU.
  • If anyone – including you – calls OSU, they will be told, “I have no information on that individual.”
  • Your name will not be published in lists of Oregon State University students or graduates (e.g., newspapers, online sources, etc.).
  • Confidentiality does not mean anonymity in classes at OSU.
  • Employees and agents of OSU that “need to know” information to accomplish their tasks will retain access.
  • It does not exclude you from mailing lists/listservs essential to enrollment at OSU.
  • Your employee and student information will be suppressed.
  • It has no effect on directory information released prior to the submission of this request.
  • This authorization remains in effect until you revoke it or until you are deceased.