USF Policies and Education for Families

Student Rights and Privacy

FERPA is the acronym for the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act. This law protects the privacy of student educational records and affords students the right to refuse to permit educational institutions from releasing or disclosing any information about them.

Policies and Procedures

We encourage you and your student to review these policies and procedures at the University of South Florida.

Academic Expectations

All students are responsible for knowing and abiding by academic policies. Family members often have questions about various policies and procedures. The following is a list of some of the most important processes.

Student Safety

The University of South Florida’s top priority is the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. In the event of an emergency, official notifications will be updated as changes occur or there are cancellations to report.