We know how important the relationship between our students and their parents/families
are here at Ferris. This page is made directly for all our parents, families, and
guardians in mind. We know that college can be frustrating and intimidating, so this
page should help you find it easier with finding information and navigating our site
on what we feel are important things for our parents and families!
"To complete your FERPA form, simply log into MyFSU with your username and password.
Using the top navigation tabs, click ‘Student’, followed by the ‘MyRecords’ icon.
On the left side, you will click ‘FERPA Authorization to Release Information’ below
the ‘MyInfo’ heading. From there you may add or remove FERPA authorizations.”
FERPA provides students certain rights with respect to their education records. These
The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of
the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the
registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written
requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official
will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where
the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University
official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student
of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student
believes is inaccurate or misleading or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy
rights under FERPA. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe
is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible
for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify
why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record
as requested by the student the University will notify the student in writing of the
decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request
for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided
to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
The right to provide written consent before the University disclosures of personally
identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent
that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The University discloses education
records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure
to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a
person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research,
or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff);
a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide
a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney,
auditor, collection agent, contract employee, or a clinical/internship facility);
a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee,
such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official
in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest
if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her
professional responsibility. Upon request, the University discloses education records
without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends
The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged
failures by Ferris State University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The
name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office U. S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5901
Every year parents of new and returning college students are bombarded with solicitations
enticing them to buy items that are “essential to your student’s success” in college,
especially the residence halls. Advertisements and solicitations are misleading to
suggest that colleges have “special sized” furniture or that Ferris has exclusive
agreements with particular companies to provide linens, carpeting, refrigerators,
lofts, etc. Please be aware that Ferris State University’s Office of Housing and Residence
Life does not have any such relationships with outside vendors, except the Big Rapids
Lowe's for Loft Kit ordering. Among those companies that target college students with
misleading advertisements are linen companies, loft-style bed companies, and other
“campus” marketing companies.
All the information you need to know concerning the size of our rooms, size of beds/mattresses,
the approved specifications for lofted bed(s) and the furnishings provided by the
university can be found at the Ferris State Housing website.
If you have questions concerning the authenticity of a promotion you receive please
do no hesitate to contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 231-591-3745
or e-mail us at[email protected].