Parental Notification in Cases of Alcohol or Other Drug Violations/Arrests

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) gives students certain rights with regard to their own education records including that schools are generally required to ask for written consent from the student before disclosing personally identifiable information from that student’s records to others. More information about FERPA can be found in The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended section of this handbook.

Under the guidelines of FERPA, there are exceptions to this restriction on disclosures. One such exception is that UNH may notify a parent or legal guardian when a student under the age of 21 is found responsible for violating any law or University policy governing the use or possession of alcohol or controlled substances.