Marquette University is bound to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which prohibits the university from disclosing any student's academic records. Please continue to read the following statements regarding Marquette's commitment to values and privacy as well as the university's Parental Notification Policy.
Marquette University has long recognized its special relationship with the parents and families of its students. During the process of selecting a college or university, parents and students have many choices available to them: public, private, religiously-affiliated, independent and so on. In selecting Marquette University, parents and students are also opting for the institution’s values and expectations, as manifested in academic and behavioral standards. Marquette understands that parents often play a central role in the continued moral education and development of college students and hopes to work in partnership with parents in this essential enterprise. We also recognize that students have specific rights and expectations in terms of their privacy.
In accord with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Policy, the university has established the following guidelines for notifying parents when there is concern for the welfare of a student, including serious or repeated violations of the Alcohol and/or Drug Policies. Additionally, parents may be notified when there is a serious concern for a student’s mental or physical well-being, regardless of the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs.
Specifically, the university grants to the vice president for student affairs or a designee, the authority to determine when and by what means to notify parents or guardians when students under the age of 21 are found to have committed serious or repeated violations of university policies related to the possession, use or distribution of alcohol or drugs.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA) is a federal law which controls the confidentiality of, and access to, student education records. The following statement represents Marquette University’s policy relating to student education records. (Please note that FERPA may contain additional applicable provisions which are not referenced in this Marquette policy.) Effective August 15, 1996, the university hereby adopts as its policy with respect to the maintenance, inspection, review and disclosure of student “education records” the following, as far as authorized, permitted or required by FERPA.