Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

For Parents

 

Mission Statement
FERPA
Consequences for Your Student

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards serves as the primary liaison to the Student Code of Conduct, coordinates the student conduct review process, and implements all phases of recruiting, selecting, and training of hearing administrators and board members.  The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards further serves to promote a culture of integrity, respect, responsibility, and a civil learning environment that fosters and supports personal growth and the development of life skills through adjudication of alleged misconduct, both on and off campus; by holding students and student organizations accountable for conduct inconsistent with the expectations of the university community.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards fulfills this mission by:

  • Developing, disseminating, interpreting, and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct
  • Educating students about their rights and responsibilities as University community members
  • Intervening and effectively addressing concerns
  • Investigating and resolving alleged violations of The Student Code of Conduct
  • Supporting students and student organizations in an effort to foster maturity, independence, confidence, and life-long learning skills
  • Offering educational and leadership opportunities for the University Community

Your student is responsible for upholding the Student Code of Conduct both on and off campus from the time he/she submits an application to the time he/she receives his/her diploma.

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FERPA

Student conduct records (disciplinary records) are maintained in accordance with federal law, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  According to this law, the University of Toledo cannot speak with parents about student conduct infractions with a FERPA release form on file.  If you would like to speak with someone in the Office of Student conduct about your student’s conduct violation, you must have them fill out a FERPA release form (include link for form here) and turn it into the Office of Student Conduct.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actof 1974, otherwise known as FERPA, is a Federal Law introduced to give students certain rights regarding the confidentiality of their educational records.

FERPA establishes the rights of the parents and students of any school which receives federal educational funds.  It requires that a written institutional policy complying with the act be established and that a statement of the adopted procedures be published.  Our official publication is the "Confidentiality of Student Records" and is available for review in the University Policy website.  

The University of Toledo will not release sensitive information to a third party, including parents of students who are eighteen or older, without the written consent from the student such as:

  • student ID or Social Security number
  • grade point average
  • grades
  • courses taken
  • student's schedule
  • student’s conduct record

FERPA gives colleges and universities the ability to release non-academic information, or "directory information", without the written consent of the student.  Directory information includes:

  • student name
  • local address and local phone number
  • college and major field of study
  • full-time or part-time enrollment status
  • class (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • University E-mail address
  • dates of attendance
  • degrees, certificates, and awards received
  • Student photograph (College of Medicine only)
  • Graduate Medical Education placement (MD students only)

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Consequences for Your Student

The following are specific violations that may result in residence hall removal for your student:

  • 3rd violation of written policy
  • Physical/verbal abuse or harassment of any form
  • Discriminatory harassment
  • Gambling
  • Weapons
  • Rioting
  • Theft, destruction, or unauthorized use of property
  • Disorderly conduct

The following are specific violations that may result in University suspension or expulsion for your student:

  • Physical/verbal abuse or harassment of any form
  • Discriminatory harassment
  • Hazing
  • Weapons
  • Rioting
  • Theft, destruction, or unauthorized use of property
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Unauthorized use of keys or ID
  • Acts of dishonesty
  • Obstruction of traffic
  • Unauthorized photos or recordings
  • Theft of computer resources
  • Abuse of conduct system

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Last Updated: 9/7/17