UConn celebrates you and your student’s accomplishments and acknowledges all of the excitement and challenges that come with attending college. You may be feeling an immense sense of pride for your student, while also feeling a bit overwhelmed by the new information. This page is intended to serve as a landing point for the families of First Generation students and provide relevant and helpful information regarding resources on campus
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.
Your student assigns you a 4-digit pin that you are required to provide to a University representative when requesting information pertaining to your student. UConn's FERPA policy can be found here as well as more information about FERPA in general.
Student Life Resources:
First Gen Opportunities
Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society
First Gen Learning Community- More info Coming soon!
Advice from Other First Gen Families
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