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Parent Proxy

“Proxy access” provides an opportunity for University of Portland students to grant access to family members or other designated individuals to view certain student information online or to speak with specific departments regarding the student. The most common scenario for granting Proxy access is so that a family member can view a student’s grades or tuition invoices via the UP Self Serve portal. The person being granted access to the student’s information is referred to as the “proxy”.

Students must initiate the process and fulfill each step in order for the designated Proxy to be able gain access to the Self Serve portal. The required steps to establish Proxy access and consent are necessary to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (*FERPA). Once the necessary steps are completed by the student, the designated proxy will receive an email indicating the account has been created and providing a temporary link and action password (such as a temporary PIN) to complete the authentication process. We ask that you and your student please carefully review the resources and instructions below for more information.

*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. 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. Visit the U.S. Department of Education website or the Registrar’s website to learn more about this federal law.