Parent/Guardian Notification Policy

Section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232 g) was amended by Congress in 1998 to authorize university officials to notify parents or guardians when students have violated alcohol or drug policies. Effective August 20, 2001 Vincennes University implemented the following criteria for parent/guardian notification.

Criteria for Parent/Guardian Notification

Part I. A student's parent or guardian may be notified if they have met the following criteria involving alcohol.

  1. The student is found responsible for violating university alcohol or drug policy
  2. The student is under 21 years of age at the time.

Part II. A student's parent or guardian will be notified if they meet the criteria in Part I and at least one of the following criteria in regards to the student's 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 problems.
  2. The incident involved significant property damage.
  3. The student was found responsible for harassment or intimidation while under the influence of alcohol or drug.
  4. Medical attention to any person, including the student, was required as a result of the student?s 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 others.

If you have received this sheet as an enclosure with a letter informing you of the outcome of a judicial hearing, then your parent(s)/guardian(s) will be sent a letter. It will inform them that you have been found responsible for a violation of the Student Conduct Code involving alcohol and/or other drugs and the sanctions imposed.