Releasing information to a third-party or family members

Sheridan complies with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31. This is a provincial legislation that provides the public with a right of access to information, subject to limited exemptions and protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information held by the institution.  

Sheridan will not disclose any student’s information to a third party without the consent of the student. This information can include grades, academic standing, appointment history or details, or personal information such as phone number or address. A third party can include members of the community, family members (i.e. parents, siblings, aunts/uncles) or professors. Information will not be released without the student’s consent. 

To authorize Sheridan to release a student’s information to a third party, the student must fill out an Information Access Request form. This form must be submitted in person by the student with valid photo ID to the Office of the Registrar. Visit the Service Hub on campus to visit the Office of the Registrar. If the student is unable to submit the form in person, a notarized copy of the student’s driver’s license or passport (with the student signature), or Sheridan onecard must be included with the scanned forms. The scanned form and ID must be emailed to  

Should you have any questions about access to information and protection of privacy at Sheridan, please connect with the Office of General Counsel at