The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, restricts university staff from sharing a discussing a student's academic and conduct records without the student's written permission. Therefore, a student's conduct records will not be shared with anyone unless they have signed a Release of Information.
Family/Guardian Notification Policy
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution may notify a student’s family/guardian when the student is found responsible for an alcohol and/or drug violation and is under the age of 21. An amendment to the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits University staff to disclose information regarding a student’s violation of the use or possession of alcohol or drugs, if the student is under the age of 21 at the time of the disclosure.
This notification will include outcomes of the resolution process:
- Disciplinary status outcome due to the alochol or drug policy violation.
- Educational program or other education outcome requirements.
A student’s family/guardian may also be notified if there is an imminent risk to the student’s health, safety, or welfare.