Like other colleges and universities throughout the United States, Saint Xavier is concerned about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs by our students. Consistent with our mission of enhancing lifelong learning, fostering personal growth and developing leadership qualities, we believe it is our duty to foster a campus environment that is free of alcohol abuse and illegal drug use.
We recognize that achieving this goal will require the commitment and collaboration of many constituencies, both on the campus and in the community. We are asking parents/guardians to help us address the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by college students.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), permits colleges and universities to inform parents/guardians of students under 21 years of age when their student has been found in violation of University alcohol and drug policies. In line with the law, the Parental Notification Policy will enable SXU to partner with parents/guardians to assist students in making healthy and responsible decisions regarding drug and alcohol use and deterring irresponsible drinking and all drug use.
The University maintains the following policy:
The Office of the Dean of Students may notify parents/guardians of students under 21 years of age when a student is found responsible for (1) any violation of the drug policy, (2) a second violation of the alcohol policy, and (3) a first violation of the alcohol policy when one or more of the following occurs:
- The student demonstrates a reckless disregard for his/her personal safety or the safety of others
- Medical attention to any person, including the student, is required as a result of the student's alcohol-related behavior;
- There is property damage;
- The student operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol;
- The incident involves another serious violation; and/or
- The student's alcohol-related behavior negatively impacts the learning environment.