FERPA Authorization

Title IX Office FERPA Authorization

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment), is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records of all students enrolled in schools beyond the high school level. Schools are required to maintain that privacy, primarily by restricting release of records and the access provided to those records. Under FERPA, education records are defined as records that are directly related to a student and are maintained by an education agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. The information may be recorded in any way, including, but not limited to, handwriting, print, computer media, videotape, audiotape, film, microfilm, microfiche, and e-mail.

Students may grant the Title IX Office permission to release information about their records to a third party (including parents, step-parents, etc.) by completing the FERPA Authorization online. Please notice, you must complete a separate entry for each parent, family member, or other individual to whom you wish to grant access to information regarding your case.  Please click here to complete the release form. If you do not have a MySanDiego account, please contact titleix@sandiego.edu to obtain the form via email.  

Once submitted, the form will be sent to the Title IX Office.  We will reach out to you once the form is received to confirm that the Authorization is in place.  

Additional information about FERPA can be found here