Parental and Guardian Notification

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows public colleges and universities to inform parents/guardians of alcohol and drug offenses committed by students who are under 21 years of age.  In line with FERPA,  University Housing Services will make parental/guardian notifications for second offense alcohol and drug violations or one time egregious violations.

When students under the age of 21 (at the time of the violation) are found in violation of the University Housing Services alcohol or drug policies as noted above  the Senior Associate Director will notify the students’ parents/guardians via email.  The notification will indicate the student was found in violation of the University Housing Services alcohol and/or drug policy.  The notice will not include specific details about the incident or the circumstances of the violation. 

Parents/guardians interested in specific information concerning the outcome of their student’s University Housing Services conduct record are encouraged to discuss the incident with their student.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to look here for information concerning the Housing Conduct Process and Housing Policies.  If questions remain, parents/guardians may contact University Housing Services.  Specific details concerning the violation cannot be shared without a FERPA waiver on file.