Privacy Rights and Policy
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
- FERPA authorization: Students can choose selected individuals with whom faculty and staff may discuss educational/financial records. Students must complete and submit this authorization form.
Submission of the form may be in person with picture identification to the Office of Registration and
Records, or via the student's ISU e-mail account. Students will provide their designated code to individuals
they want to be authorized to communicate with faculty/staff regarding their educational/financial records. Students
have the right to rescind the authorization at any time with a written request and photo identification
either in person or via their ISU e-mail account. For questions, contact the Office of Registration and
Records at (812) 237-2020.
- Web4parent: Student may also use this authorization form
to establish a web4parent account. This account allows students to grant Web access to their parent(s)
or legal guardian to view such information as financial aid award packages, account summaries, and grades.
- Payment authorization: Students have the right to grant access to authorized users within ISU's
payment site. This site is different than web4parent 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.
Office of Registration and Records
Parson Hall 009
200 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Last updated: 7 May 2013
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.