The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/30/2020 at 5:31 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
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.