Message from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Debra Robinson
Dear Missouri S&T Family Member
Missouri University of Science and Technology places the highest priority on the health, safety, and welfare of our students. We are committed to providing an inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable environment where student learning and development flourish. Aligned with this commitment is the Parental Notification of Alcohol and Controlled Substances Violations policy; allowing collaboration with parent(s)/legal guardian(s) about alcohol or controlled substance policy violations.
We believe students benefit from conversations with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on the impact of alcohol and controlled substance use. The effects are more significant, destructive, and costly than many realize. Alcohol and controlled substances can impact the student experience whether or not a student chooses to drink. Research suggests that there is an association between alcohol use and college student depression and suicide along with high-risk sexual behavior.
As our partner, we encourage you to review, discuss and complete the Parental Notification Module with your son or daughter. This module explains the policy and your options. It also contains valuable information related to the impact alcohol and controlled substances can have on student success. Although it may be difficult for students to conceptualize now, the decisions they make today can affect their future and career path.
In addition to completing the module, we ask you to encourage your student to complete the eCHECKUP TO GO module to reinforce making informed choices and to become familiar with resources. An email about this online module will be distributed to your student’s University account this fall.
Dr. Debra Robinson
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs