The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows universities to notify parents/guardians when their student has violated the drug and/or alcohol policy. Specifically, if the student is:
- less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a second alcohol violation
- less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a first-time drug violation for marijuana.
- less than twenty-one (21) years of age with a first-time, high-risk alcohol violation including, but not limited to: reading of a .10 or greater on an Alco-Sensor, driving under the influence, driving after consuming, alcohol poisoning, or hospitalization.
The purpose of Parental Notification is to open communication, collaborate with the parent and to develop strategies to help the student learn from this teachable moment. Parental Notification is sent to the parent or guardian by mail to the student’s permanent address.