myGate Consent to Release

What is a 'consent to release'?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Directory information may be released without the student’s written consent unless a “Non-Disclosure of Directory Information” form is on file in the Registrar’s Office. Students wishing to release confidential information to others or to communicate with MSU faculty or staff via the phone or email may give their authorization online in myGate.

How do I add a consent to release?

  1. Login to myGate
  2. Go to the Academics Tab

  3. In the Student Links channel click "Consent to Release Student Information" (under the Personal Information sub-header)

  4. Complete the online form, add a security question (if you desire), and click 'Add Consent.' The student must also enter their initials in the box where it is requested

Students can add up to 6 individuals and the student should list the relation of each person (father, mother, etc). In addition, the student can access what kind of content the consent covers. For example, a student may choose to allow their parents access but only to the myGate password. Or, perhaps they have given their parents access to Billing and Financial Aid but nothing else. This is controlled by the check boxes next to each name.

Setting a Security Question

Adding a security question provides another layer of security for the educational records of our students. Students may choose any question of their choice and put it, along with the corresponding answer, in the boxes provided. 

When doing certain things, such as calling the Service Desk to reset a password, the student will need to answer the security question to verify their identity. Please note: A security question, if set, will also apply to any users covered in the Consent to Release. This means that if a student lists someone on their Consent to Release then when that person performs those certain functions, they too will be asked the security question.

NOTE: If you need further assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 270-809-5630 or the Service Desk at 270-809-2346


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Tue 5/8/18 9:51 AM
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