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Policy on Parental Notification for Alcohol and Drug Violations

Approved: August 2006; Updated: August 2009

This policy applies to all students. The parental notification aspect applies only to students who are under 21 years old. Additionally, Holy Names University maintains a written record on contacts we make with parents/guardians of students who have been found to be in violation of the University’s policies on alcohol and /or drugs. Such records are available to students when they request access to them (see Policy on the Notification Policy of Rights under FERPA).

Holy Names University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, dispensations' and/or use of alcohol, illicit drugs, controlled substances, and/or illegal drugs on property it owns or controls (See Policy and Information about Alcohol and Drugs).

In the residence halls, for those individuals of age to consume alcohol legally, alcohol may be consumed in accordance with HNU’s Policy on Alcohol and Drugs.

The following outlines general procedures when students are alleged to be in violation of the University’s policies on alcohol and/or drugs. Please note, HNU reserves the right to contact parents after a second violation is confirmed and in all cases where alcohol or drug use results in injury and/or hospitalization.

First Violation:           

  • Meet with Director of Residence Life or designate
  • Hearing/Administrative Resolution
  • Outcome #1:  Sanctions if appropriate (i.e., fines)
  • Outcome #2:  Review actions with the student for further violations

Second Violation:      

  • Meet with Associate Dean of Student Affairs or designate
  • Hearing/Administrative Resolution
  • Outcome #1:  Residence Hall Probation
  • Outcome #2:  Additional Sanctions if appropriate (i.e., fines)
  • Outcome #3:  Notification of parent(s)

Third Violation:         

  • Meet with Associate Dean of Student Affairs or designate
  • Hearing/Administrative Resolution
  • Outcome #1: Dismissal from the Residence Halls (Effective at the end of the term)
  • Outcome #2:  Additional Sanctions if appropriate (i.e., fines)
  • Outcome #3:  Notification of parent(s) of the outcome

Fourth Violation:       

  • Meet with Associate Dean of Student Affairs or designate
  • Hearing/Administrative Resolution
  • Outcome #1:  Immediate Dismissal from the Residence Halls
  • Outcome #2:  Additional Sanctions if appropriate (i.e., fines)
  • Outcome #3:  Notification of parent(s) of the outcome

 

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