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Parental Notification

The 1998 Higher Education Amendment to FERPA (Family Education Right to Privacy Act) permits colleges and universities to notify parents of dependent students under the age of 21 when those students are found responsible for alcohol and other drug related offenses. Western Connecticut State University endorses this policy while encouraging students to take responsibility for their actions. This policy is enforced for all second time alcohol/drug policy violations as well as all first time violations resulting in a medical transport to the hospital.

For Support Groups, please go to the CHOICES web page or follow the links below:

Support Groups:
Peer Educators Meeting
CHOICES Decision Making Workshop
Alcohol & Drug Related Support Groups