Family Resources

Stay connected with your student during their time at IU

Parents, family, and those important in the lives of students are key to student success. Indiana University understands that. And, while it is true that there are laws and regulations that direct us regarding access to information, we have no intention of leaving you out of the loop. Specific access to student information can be provided by the student; general information, tips, guides, and campus news are easily available to you.

Understanding FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Past webinars

September 19: Supporting your student's academic experience

As students transition to college, academics can be stressful. Learn about the structure of IU academics, advising and registration timelines, tips for working with an advisor, and academic support resources.

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October 17: Student housing options

Get a head start on thinking about housing for your student’s second year, from on-campus options to info on tenants’ rights, what to look for in a lease, and legal services provided to IU students. Listen to our panel of experts, including representatives from Housing and Student Legal Services.

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November 28: Student engagement opportunities

Indiana University provides students with numerous opportunities to create their Hoosier Experience. Learn how to guide and support your student's engagement in high impact practices, connection with Career Services, and participation in leadership opportunities.

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April 9: Student engagement opportunities

Learn about second year initiatives designed to continue supporting students.

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