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Parental Notification of Alcohol and Controlled Substances Violations

The purpose of this regulation is to set forth the guidelines for parental notification of alcohol and controlled substance violations of students under the age twenty-one as permitted by the Warner Amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1998, to the extent that such notification is permitted by federal and Missouri law.  

This policy states that the University may notify only parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who have not declined to participate in the parental notification program under the following specific conditions.  Please reference this link, University of Missouri Parental Notification of Alcohol and Controlled Substances for the complete context of the policy
     (a)  if the student is under 21 years of age at the time of disclosure; and

     (b)  when the student has been determined under the Standard of Conduct to have violated
           the section concerning alcohol or controlled substances on campus as prohibited by law 
           of the state of Missouri and as stated in §200.010 B.8; and

     (c)  the violation is an initial severe or repeat violation of the Standard of Conduct concerning
           alcohol or controlled substances. An initial severe offense is one that is deemed to
           present endangerment to self, or others, or that may result in the potential loss of
           campus housing privileges, or have an impact on student status.

    (d)  the University reserves the right not to notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) even though
           the above conditions are satisfied, upon the written recommendation of a health care
           provider who determines that such notification would not be in the best interest of the

Students who demonstrate that they are financially independent of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or are married are exempt from the notification conditions above.

Full Policy Context: University of Missouri Parental Notification of Alcohol and Controlled Substances

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