Provisions of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, govern access to a student's disciplinary file.
- If a student under 21 years of age is found responsible for a violation involving use or possession of alcohol and drugs, the institution may notify the student's parent(s).
- Institutions are permitted to disclose the results of disciplinary cases in which a student has been found responsible for a violation involving violence or for a sex offense.
- Both accused and the accuser be informed of campus conduct proceedings involving a sexual assault (Clery Act)
The following individuals may access a student's disciplinary file without the student's written consent:
- The student
- The student's parent(s), even if the student has requested otherwise
- University officials who demonstrate a legitimate educational need for the disciplinary information
- Alleged victims of a violent crime perpetrated by the student (e.g., murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft)