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Parent Proxy

Proxy access provides an opportunity for University of Portland students to grant online access to their student information. This consent is necessary to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of students and prohibits institutions of higher education from disclosing any student information, including financial information, without the explicit authorization of the student. In accordance with the FERPA, University of Portland has established guidelines regarding access to and release of educational records. In short, FERPA allows UP to release “directory information” without the consent or knowledge of the student, unless the student has notified UP in advance that such information is not to be released.

UP students can grant others access to view certain pieces of information in SelfServe. This is called granting “proxy access,” and the person being granted access to the student’s information is referred to as the proxy. The most common scenario is granting a parent or spouse access to a student’s information. Access is granted by email address, so a student uses the email address of the proxy to grant the access.

UP Parent Proxy