The Office of Student Conduct recognizes that family members are a critical factor in the success of students, and works diligently to make family members a part of the discussion. However, the Office of Student Conduct must also balance this with privacy allowances made for students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the recognition that students, as young adults, must assume more responsibility for their own academic and lifestyle matters.
The Office of Student Conduct encourages family members to discuss situations with students prior to contacting our office. In most cases, the Office of Student Conduct cannot discuss a student’s disciplinary case with family members without his or her explicit written consent.
For your convenience, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions from family members. For more information about FERPA, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.