Allowing third party access to your student information

Using Information Release/Privacy indicators

An Information Release/Privacy Indicator is a service within the Student Center in the Student Information System that allows you to regulate access to your personal information.

Managing Privacy Service Indicators

  1. Log in to the Student Information System through go.sfu.ca
  2. In the Personal Information section, select "Information Release/Privacy"
  3. To add an indicator, select "Add Information Privacy Indicators"
  4. Select one of the following Service Indicator codes by using the magnifying glass search feature:
  5. F01 Authorization to Release Info to an individual/organization
    F02 Release No Information (this may be directed to a specific person or organization)
    F03 Release Application Information (information relevant to the latest admission application)
    F05 Authorization to Release Financial Aid Info (Specific to Financial Aid information)
  6. Enter the first and last name of the person or organization being granted authorization or being restricted
  7. Select the relationship between yourself and the third party
  8. In the Comments section, write exactly what this person or organization is authorized to access or not access on your behalf (for example, I authorize Jane Doe to pick up transcripts on my behalf)
  9. Select the Save button

Once a privacy indicator is added, you can edit or delete it using the EDIT or DELETE buttons.

These changes update immediately and will allow (or disallow) the third party access and authorization. People cited in the privacy indicator will need to bring two pieces of ID (one of which must be photo ID) when inquiring in person at one of our campuses.

Privacy indicators do not expire. If you don't want the third party to continue to have authorization, it is your responsibility to delete the indicator.

As the names of graduates and the credentials they obtain from SFU are public information, the Release No Information indicator (F02) will not prevent information about an awarded credential from being released.