This semester, TU launched a new online Housing Portal, called “CaneLink”.
CaneLink is a student’s link to campus! It features the ability to sign up for on-campus jobs, select housing, find roommates, send in maintenance requests for apartments, report a security incident and more.
One of the most important features of CaneLink is the ability to submit the FERPA form electronically.
FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, an act that allows students 18 and older to restrict what information is shared and who it is shared with.
Yes, the FERPA has to do with allowing parents/guardians to inquire about grades and other information, but one of the most critical things is that it actually allows the university to contact designated people in case of illness or hospitalization.
Please, encourage your student to fill out the FERPA form on CaneLink—especially to contact you in case of emergency!
CaneLink is located here: https://canelink.utulsa.edu