Student Privacy

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The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law protecting the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights to their student's educational records, and these rights transfer to the student when the student reaches the age of 18 or pursues education beyond the high school level. The University of Kansas must have written permission from the eligible student in order to release information from a student's educational record. 

Details regarding the student's account , financial aid, or academic record information may be released to specific people with the completion of an Authorization to Release Student Information form. For more information, visit the website for KU's Office of the Registrar.

Jayhawk GPS shares student information with academic advisors and other student support staff with educational need to know. These KU employees assistant and guide students to success through engagement, resources and nudges. Students may be asked to respond to Quick Polls launched through the Student Navigate app. Based on their responses, students will be provided links to resources and KU staff may reach out to individual students to offer additional support.

Academic advisors, Student Navigators and other members of your support team can see the information about alerts and any emails or texts that you reply to.  Please do not disclose any information that you would not want Jayhawk Advising or Academic Success staff to have access to.  Most KU staff members are also mandated reporters, which means we are obligated by law to contact (1) the Office of Title XI about any cases of harassment and discrimination or (2) KU safety and local emergency services if there is an imminent threat to safety. If you would like to speak with a KU staff member confidentially, please utilize CAPS services or the KU Psychological Services Clinic.