Disciplinary records housed in the Office of Student Integrity and Community Standards or the Office of Title IX & Equal Opportunity are considered student education records and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). These records are disclosed as permitted and required by law. Additional information on FERPA and the College’s Directory Information may be found on the College’s webpage.
External third parties such as institutions of higher education and professional schools for which a student is seeking admission often request student disciplinary records, as do prospective employers, accreditation agencies, state bar associations and many government entities. As a general practice, and with the student’s expressed written permission, the College discloses disciplinary records to external third parties when a violation results in a sanction of College Probation, College Suspension or College Dismissal. The College will maintain disciplinary records of violations resulting in a sanction of College Suspension for a period of seven years following a student’s actual graduation. If a student voluntarily discontinued while a disciplinary matter is open and/or pending, or does not return after being placed on College Suspension, the disciplinary record will be maintained for a period of seven years following the student’s original anticipated graduation year. Disciplinary records of violations resulting in a sanction of College Dismissal are maintained indefinitely. Disciplinary records of violations resulting in a sanction of College Probation are disclosed until a student successfully completes their degree requirements. If a student voluntarily discontinues and does not return to the College, violations resulting in a record of College Probation will be disclosed through the end of the semester in which the student separated.
Any student disciplinary record including allegations of student misconduct and/or open/pending matters may be disclosed without a student’s consent to various college officials who have legitimate educational interests. These officials may include administrative, supervisory, academic or student support personnel.