Parent/Guardian Notification Policy Philosophy – Draft
The Division of Student Development & Academic Services acknowledges the role and importance of parents and guardians in the success of our students. We are committed to recognizing and responding to the concerns and suggestions of parents or guardians by:
- sharing student information with parents and guardians to the extent permitted by UW-L policy, Federal and State law
- communicating opportunities about student learning, student development, university processes and resources
- listening and hearing various perspectives from parents and guardians
Parent/Guardian Notification Policy
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse-Draft
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse strives to create a balance between honoring the personal growth and responsibility of its students as they learn to establish their own independence with that of providing parents and guardians with the sensitive/appropriate information they need to know in order to advise their students effectively.
Parents and guardians of students under the age of 21 may be notified when their student has violated any Federal, State or local law or the UW-La Crosse Code of Conduct with regard to the possession or use of alcohol or other controlled substances. Notification (regardless of the student's age) of parents, guardians and other appropriate individuals may also occur when a student's behavior poses a serious risk to the health, safety or wellbeing of the student and/or other persons. Circumstances leading to notification include, but are not limited to the following:
- A student endangers him/herself or others while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances (i.e., this may include alcohol poisoning, hospitalization, battery, OWI).
- A student who committed a violation of law or the Code of Conduct with respect to the possession or use of alcohol or other controlled substances required medical intervention or transport to a detox facility, hospital or similar facility as a result of the consumption of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- The occurrence of an arrest in cases in which distribution/supply of alcohol or other drugs is found.
- When an administrator determines that an additional violation of law or the Code of Conduct with respect to the possession or use of alcohol or other controlled substances will likely result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the university.
- When an administrator determines that an additional violation of law or the Code of Conduct with respect to the possession or use of alcohol or other controlled substances will likely result in the student’s removal from university housing.
- The violation or behavior suggests a pattern of alcohol or controlled substance use.
- When a student has attempted suicide or has engaged in suicidal demonstrations/ideation and when staff feel the student may be a danger to himself or herself, or other students