The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which affords students certain rights in respect to their educational records. The intent of this Act is to protect the privacy of students and their records.
In some cases, parental notification may be necessary and will be issued with the consent of the student and/or consistent with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Some cases include (list is not all inclusive):
For more information on this questions please refer to the Alcohol and Drug Policy of the Student Handbook.
If a student is found responsible, possible sanctions can range from a reflective essay or online learning module all the way up to suspension or expulsion. The Office of Student Accountability & Resolution (OSAR) utilizes a Progressive Sanctioning approach to address student incidents. This means a student’s behavior will be addressed through outcomes and sanctions directly related to the incident; however, a student with numerous violations will move on to more serious outcomes and sanctions with repeated violations. To view the Progressive Sanctioning Pyramid, please see our Outcomes & Sanctions page.
A (non-exhaustive) list of sanctions can also be found in the Student Code of Conduct, Section I.
No. Students must independently authorize other individuals, such as parents, to review all of their educational records except as allowed under certain allowances. Such as:
For additional information on FERPA please review One-Stop Student Services FERPA page
Yes, under the following circumstances:
UNF One-Stop's FERPA page
U.S. Dept. of Education FERPA website