Parental Notification Policy at Dickinson

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. There are times, however, when notifying parents/guardians of dependent students is beneficial to the college’s educational efforts, and the college reserves the right to do so. The college may notify parents of dependent students under the following circumstances: health and safety matter, when a student’s status at the college is in jeopardy, when student’s conduct impacts the local community or to notify of disciplinary matters.