Parents & Family

Students Rights to Privacy (FERPA)

Indiana University East complies fully and fairly with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the educational records of a student. When a student enters (is in attendance the first day of classes at) IU East, regardless of age, all rights to inspect and review the educational record transfer from the parent to the student.

Under FERPA, the parent has no right to review the record unless the student grants it in writing. University staff members are not permitted to share any information, other than designated "directory information," with anyone outside of the university system. Exceptions to FERPA are allowed in life-threatening emergencies.

Restricted information includes but is not limited to:

  • Grades
  • Disciplinary history and action
  • Health concerns.