In the fall of 2000, the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida instructed each University to include provisions for parental notification of dependent students under the age of 21 if the student is found to be in violation of University policies regarding alcohol and other drugs. The purpose of the Parental Notification Policy at the University of Central Florida is to comply with the Board of Regents’ instructions and to promote the health and well being of students. This policy will provide parents an opportunity to partner with their student and the University to address behaviors that could place students at risk of harming themselves or others.
The University of Central Florida will notify parents or guardians of dependent students, defined in F.S. 228.093 under the age of 21, when the student is found responsible for violating University alcohol or other drug policies as found in the student handbook, The Golden Rule.
Parents will be notified if:
These guidelines do not preclude the University’s contacting parents or guardians for other policy violations that may endanger the health and well being of a student or other individuals in the community.
Parents or guardians will be notified in writing by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and, whenever possible, students will be informed in advance that their parents or guardians will be notified.