Tips for Living Off Campus
Understanding the Conduct Process
On-line Social Networks and Your Student
Due to Family Educational and Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), a student’s conduct file and the details of his/her situation cannot be shared with anyone without his/her written permission. If a student wishes to give a parent access, the student must sign a release of information. This can be obtained and submitted at the Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services office in 325 Aylesworth NW.
Students can bring a support person/advisor/observer with them to the hearing, but it is not required. Such person may be an attorney. If someone does accompany the student, s/he is limited to providing counsel to the student and may not act as representative nor speak on his/her behalf.
More information on conduct hearings is available under Hearings.
CRSCS has a very student oriented philosophy that works with students to promote civility within the Fort Collins community and as a member of the CSU family. We recognize students are at different places within their development, however, and we work to ensure that we are taking into account what is best for the student, community and university when meeting with students about mistakes they have made.
While Colorado State University believes it is appropriate to create and maintain adult relationships with students, there are circumstances in which the University will seek and welcome parental involvement to combat the serious issues related to substance abuse and safety for students who are under the age of 21. The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the Federal Educational Rights to Privacy Act in 1998, removing restrictions regarding disclosing information to parents about their student’s involvement in drug, alcohol or violence-related infractions on campus. The guidelines developed by CSU for parental notification include:
When a student engages in one serious action which represents an imminent risk to the health, safety, or welfare of the student or other members of the campus community.
The student engages in a pattern of problem behaviors, which could result in termination of the residence hall contract or probation, suspension, dismissal or expulsion from the University.
CRSCS will do our best to respond to any concerns you may have. Additionally, within the guidelines listed above, we will talk with you about emergency situations or your student’s disciplinary record related to alcohol, drugs or violence.
Confidential assistance and assessment is available at the DAY Programs office.
If you think your student may be experiencing depression or could benefit from talking to someone, the Counseling Center would be the best place to start.