The College maintains student conduct records as part of student education records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C.S. §1232g (“FERPA”). Students may request to review their student conduct record by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, in writing.  

No earlier than seven years following the resolution of any conduct case (including fulfillment of any relevant sanctions), a student’s conduct record may be purged in accordance with campus procedures if there is no longer an administrative value to the record and the individual’s relationship to the campus has ended.  

Examples of the kinds of things maintained in a student conduct record include, but are not limited to: 

  • A copy of a formal report
  • Letters written to you about the case
  • A summary of a campus conduct investigation
  • The outcome of a case
  • Correspondence related to the case

Student conduct records will be disclosed only with written consent of the student’s family or the eligible student (in the case of a student 18 years of age or older), except as otherwise allowed pursuant to FERPA and its implementing regulations. Examples of appropriate disclosures of records without consent include disclosure of information: 

  • To other school officials within the institution when there is a legitimate educational interest in the information in order to exercise or complete their responsibilities on behalf of the institution;
  • Records related to behavior that poses a significant risk to the safety or well-being of that student, other students, or other members of the school community, including as part of emergency response, emergency notification, timely warning, or other notifications as required by law;
  • To teachers and school officials, including teachers and school officials in other schools, who have legitimate educational interests in the behavior of the student (this includes release of records when another institution where the student seeks to enroll or has enrolled seeks information in relation to a behavioral risk or threat assessment);
  • Regarding any violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the institution governing the use or possession of alcohol or controlled substance to a parent or legal guardian of a student if the student is under the age of 21 and the institution determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession;
  • In cases where the behaviors in question may also constitute a crime of violence (as described in the Clery Act), as well as in cases involving any allegation of sexual or gender-based misconduct, the victim and/or complainant will be informed of the outcome, including the determination of responsibility, rationale, and sanction(s); and
  • Findings (the name of the student, the nature of the violation committed, and the sanction(s) imposed) of the student conduct process for any student who is found in violation of a College policy that is also determined to be a “crime of violence,” as described in the Clery Act, may be released publicly.