If I Get In Trouble On Campus Will My Parents Find Out?

Records of campus disciplinary proceedings are also protected under FERPA and cannot be disclosed without your written consent. As stated earlier, if you are dependent on your parents for tax purposes then your parents can also access your disciplinary information. Other disciplinary exceptions are:

Alcohol Amendment: In 1998, FERPA was amended in order to allow colleges to disclose to parents a son/daughter´s use or possession of alcohol or controlled substance. A student´s consent is not necessary for this disclosure to be made and the student must be under 21 at the time of disclosure; and

Victims of Crimes: Victims of violent crimes and sexual assaults are able to access information regarding the disciplinary sanctions given to an alleged attacker without the attacker´s consent.