FAQ for Parents
Parents are encouraged to discuss the matter with their student. It must be noted that in order for a member of the staff of the office to talk to a parent, there must be a signed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Release (FERPA) that allows staff to speak about the specifics of a pending conduct action. Staff encourages students to speak candidly with parents about the process and pending charges. Encourage your student to be honest, forthcoming and reflective in their interactions with staff members in order that an accurate determination can be arrived at.
Violations of the Code of Student Life do not affect federal financial aid, but in the case of a student being suspended, some ramifications may be experienced based on the timing and length of a student's separation from the institution. In addition, some scholarships include a requirement that a student be in "good standing" with the university to keep the scholarship. This could affect the amount of aid a student receives.