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Parents and Third-Party Record Access

Saint Louis University has two different methods through which students can grant access to third parties: Student Consent of Disclosure of FERPA Records and Banner Proxy.

Here's a brief overview of each:

Banner Proxy:

  • Banner Proxy allows a student to designate another individual (a proxy) to access certain aspects of their student records within the Banner student information system.
  • The proxy has their own login credentials and permissions within the Banner system, allowing them to view information authorized by the student.
  • The student can set permissions for the proxy, specifying what information or actions the proxy is allowed to access or perform.

Student Consent of Disclosure of FERPA Records:

  • The Student Consent of Disclosure of FERPA Records is a document signed by students that authorizes specific individuals or entities (such as parents, guardians or other designated individuals) to discuss their educational records with Saint Louis University employees.

Both Banner Proxy and the Student Consent of Disclosure of FERPA Records serve similar purposes in terms of granting access to third parties, but they operate within different contexts and systems. The Student Consent of Disclosure of FERPA Records is more generalized and applies to all educational records covered by FERPA, while Banner Proxy is specific to the Banner system and may allow more granular control over access and actions within that system.

Third-party access must be given by the student. Saint Louis University cannot grant this access outside of this process.

FERPA at Saint Louis University

Frequently Asked Questions: mySLU

How does a student grant access to an authorized user to Banner Proxy?
Go to Banner Self-Service - Student and then click Banner Proxy.
Does a Banner Proxy authorized user have the ability to update a student's records?
No, authorized users may only view information associated with records the student designates.
Whom should I contact if I have an issue or questions regarding Banner Proxy?

Contact the Office of the University Registrar with questions regarding specific student information at or 314-977-2269.

Directory Information

One of the exceptions under FERPA includes information the University has designated as "directory information.” Saint Louis University has designated the items below as directory information:

  • Name
  • Home and campus mailbox address
  • Home and school telephone numbers
  • Email address
  • Major and field of study
  • Classification
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received (including Dean's List)
  • The most recent previous educational institution attended

Students have the right to refuse to let the University designate any or all of the above types of information as directory information by filling out a request to prevent disclosure of directory information form and returning it to room 22 in DuBourg Hall, One Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103.

Other Privacy and FERPA Compliance Forms

Request to prevent disclosure of directory information
Request that your personal information not be published in the University phone directory People Finder, the commencement book or the Dean's List. This same form can be used to reverse your decision and have your name included in the above areas.

Recommendation/evaluation authorization and waiver
Write letters of recommendations or provide an evaluation that references student information protected by FERPA.