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In the fall of 2000, the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida instructed each University to include provisions for parental notification of dependent students under the age of 21 if the student is found to be in violation of University policies regarding alcohol and other drugs. The purpose of the Parental Notification Policy at the University of Central Florida is to comply with the Board of Regents’ instructions and to promote the health and well being of students. This policy will provide parents an opportunity to partner with their student and the University to address behaviors that could place students at risk of harming themselves or others.

The University of Central Florida will notify parents or guardians of dependent students, defined in F.S. 228.093 under the age of 21, when the student is found responsible for violating University alcohol or other drug policies as found in the student handbook, The Golden Rule.

Parents will be notified if:

  1. The student has been found for the second or more time(s) in violation of the University policy regarding the use, possession, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages.

  2. The student has been found for the second or more time(s) in violation of the University policy regarding public intoxication.

  3. The student has been found in violation of the University policy that prohibits driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law.

  4. The student has been found in violation of the University policy regarding belligerent and/or aggressive behavior while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law.

  5. The student has been found in violation of the University policy regarding the attempt to obtain or the use, possession, sale, or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance not prescribed by law.

  6. The student has required professional treatment in a medical facility for a condition associated with the use of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law.

These guidelines do not preclude the University’s contacting parents or guardians for other policy violations that may endanger the health and well being of a student or other individuals in the community.

Parents or guardians will be notified in writing by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and, whenever possible, students will be informed in advance that their parents or guardians will be notified.