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, the student’s behavior, and the student’s 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 the student 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.