Parental Notification Policy for Alcohol and Other Drugs

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 notifying the parent or guardian of a first-time alcohol violation includes conduct that indicates the student poses a danger to 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. Parents or guardians are notified of all second offenses.

Advance Notice to Student

When the University determines that it must notify the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a student under the age of 21 according to the above policy, the student will receive advance notice and may opt to initiate contact with the parent(s) or guardian(s) first.

Exceptions to the Notification 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.