Murphy Online: Setup Proxy Access for a Parent or Relative

This service is for students and parents.

Student information is protected under FERPA. For this reason, a student must create a Proxy Account for any parent or relative that they wish to have view their student information.

The student controls what sections any proxy is authorized to view. The list of authorizations can be viewed on Murphy Online after your Proxy Access has been established. You may also ask your student to email you the list of authorizations set for you. If you are expecting to see something else, you should discuss this with your student.

About FERPA Student Rights and Responsibilities

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and is also known as the Buckley Amendment. This protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education. This law is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington DC. FERPA is applicable to both K-12 and higher education. The Family Compliance Office is responsible for both levels of education. The main difference in FERPA, between these two levels, is that the rights ascribed to the “student” at the higher education level are given to the parents at the K-12 level. FERPA rights are granted to parents until their son/daughter reaches the age of 18 or begins attending an institution of higher education regardless of age.

Under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students have the right to:

  1. Inspect and review all educational records.
  2. Request an amendment to educational records.
  3. Control the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in educational records.
  4. File a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education.
  5. Know what items are assigned as directory information.
  6. Designate directory information as confidential.

By providing Proxy Access to your student record, you do NOT forfeit any of these rights. However, you should only provide Proxy Access to individuals you trust to safeguard your information. It is recommended that you do not provide this access to any individual who does not require the access for a specific business purpose.

For more information regarding FERPA, please visit the official government website.

How students setup Proxy Access

  1. Log in to Murphy Online
  2. Select Proxy Access
  3. Select Proxy Management
  4. Select Add Proxy


Go to the University Registrar website to learn more about Proxy Access accounts and login information. 

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