Office of Student Conduct

Parental Notification

A Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) amendment adopted in the fall of 1998, permits colleges and Universities to inform the family of a student under 21 years of age when their student has been found in violation of University alcohol or other drug policies and/or in the case of a health or safety emergency.

The University of North Alabama is concerned about the use of alcohol among minors and recognizes that parents are important partners in student success. As such, Student Conduct procedures include parental notification once a student under the age of 21 has been found in violation of an alcohol or other drug offense.

A letter of notification is sent by certified mail, generally within three (3) business days* of the determination that the student violated University alcohol or other drug policies.

*Note: Computation of time: When any period of time is referred to, such period in all cases are computed to exclude the first and include the last day of such period. Business days include normal University operating days and exclude holidays and weekends. The last business day ends at 4 p.m.