Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows universities to notify parents/guardians when their student has violated the drug and/or alcohol policy. You may be notified if your student, at a minimum, is placed on Disciplinary Probation for a drug and/or alcohol violation. Specifically, if the student is:

  1. less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a second alcohol violation
  2. less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a drug violation
  3. less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a first-time, high-risk alcohol violation including, but not limited to: dangerous or excessive consumption and/or possession, hospitalization, or arrest

The purpose of Parental Notification is to open communication, collaborate with the parent and to develop strategies to help the student learn from this teachable moment. Parental Notification is sent to the parent or guardian by mail to the student’s permanent address.