The Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents us from disclosing information regarding judicial charges to parents/guardians unless the charge is related to alcohol or drugs. Therefore, the Office of Judicial Affairs notifies parents/guardians of students under the age of 21 after their first alcohol and/or drug violation(s) and any subsequent violation thereafter. Cases that may involve parental notification include those where students’ cases have been adjudicated on-campus and the student has been found responsible or when a student is arrested or received a citation off-campus for an alcohol and/or drug charge(s).
Notification occurs through a letter from the Office of Judicial Affairs. In this letter, parents are encouraged to talk with their student first and then are referred the Judicial Affairs office for further clarification.
James Madison University is seeking to partner with the parent in helping students be successful at the university.