Parent Notification

Your parent or guardian may be notified about a your involvement in an incident involving alcohol or a controlled substance when both criteria in Part I and at least one of the criteria in Part II apply.

Part I

The following criteria must be met before your parent or guardian is notified about your involvement in a violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance.

  1. The student has been found responsible for violating university alcohol or drug policy.
  2. The student is under 21 years old at the time of the notification to the parent/guardian.
Part II

In addition to both criteria in Part I, at least one of the following criteria must be met before your parent or guardian is notified about a your involvement in a violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance.

  1. The student received a sanction of probation or stronger through the campus judicial system because of the serious nature of the incident and not because of prior alcohol or drug violations.
  2. The student had been found responsible for committing a violation of IU’s alcohol or drug policy in the past.
  3. The incident involved significant property damage.
  4. Medical attention to any person, including the student, was required as a result of the alcohol- or drug-related behavior.
  5. The student operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of a drug.
  6. The student exhibited reckless disregard for personal safety and/or the safety of others while intoxicated or under the influence of a drug.
  7. Evidence indicates that the student’s alcohol- or drug-related behavior interfered with the academic process of him/herself or other.

Any questions about IU’s Parent/Guardian Notification policy should be directed to staff in the Office of Student Ethics and Anti-Harassment Programs.

Your disciplinary records are confidential and can be released only under certain conditions (including the above) and in compliance with federal law [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, amended in December, 1994, and October, 1998]. If you have questions, please contact us.