Parent Notification Policy

First Alcohol Violation

The University generally will not notify parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 of first-time alcohol violations, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Extenuating circumstances that would warrant notification to the parent or guardian of a first-time alcohol violation include conduct by the student that indicates that the student is or could be a danger to him/her self, others, or property.

Second and subsequent alcohol violations

The University will notify parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 of all second and subsequent violations of the alcohol policy.

Drug violations

On first offenses, the University may notify the parents or guardians of all conduct by students under the age of 21 that violates the University’s drug policy or that violates local, state or federal law as it relates to illegal drug use. It will notify on all second offenses.

Advance Notice to Student

When the University determines that it must notify the parent or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 according to the above policy, it will give the student advance notice of the notification so that the student may, if he/she chooses, initiate contact with his/her parent or guardian first.

Exceptions to Policy

The University reserves the right to not notify parents or guardians of drug or alcohol violations of students under the age of 21 if the University determines that, because of the student’s family situation, doing so would endanger the student’s life or well-being.