Provided that an undergraduate student has supplied the University with necessary information about dependency, the parent (or legal guardian) of a dependent undergraduate student is usually contacted by the Office of the Dean of Students concerning disciplinary outcomes of violations of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes involving the following circumstances:
- Probationary status, indicating that a subsequent infraction will likely result in suspension or expulsion from the University;
- Suspension or expulsion from the University; and/or
- A second or subsequent alcohol-related violation committed by a student under age 21.
Parental notification concerning disciplinary matters is intended to involve the larger network of persons concerned about the student, his/her behavior, and his/her handling of sanctions.
A dependent second-year, junior, or senior student may submit a written request that no parental notification be made, specifying extenuating circumstances that he/she believes warrant deviation from typical parental notification practices. Such requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Notification concerning student discipline is not provided to parents of graduate students.