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EMU Policy on Notification to Parents of Drug and Alcohol Violations

  1. When the University has determined that a student has committed a second disciplinary violation with respect to campus rules regarding the use or possession of drugs or alcohol, the University will disclose to parents or legal guardians such information if the student is less than 21 years of age.
  2. Parents will be notified of a first disciplinary violation with respect to campus rules regarding the use or possession of drugs or alcohol if (a) the incident also involves another serious offense; or (b) if there is reason to believe that a student’s health and well-being are in jeopardy; or (c) the violation results in a sanction of disciplinary probation or higher. In cases where the drug or alcohol violation also involves another serious offense, the University will only release details of the drug or alcohol violation to the parents or legal guardians.
  3. At the point at which it is determined that parental notification is permitted under the provisions of this policy, the student will be given twenty-four (24) hours to make the initial contact with the parents or legal guardians prior to the University notifying the parents or legal guardians.
  4. Within the twenty-four (24) hour time period that a student has to notify his/her parents or legal guardians, the student may submit documentation or a written statement indicating that there are special circumstances that make parental notification inappropriate. The University’s designee will consider the request and make a determination as to notification on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Parental notification is in addition to any other sanctions issued by the University.