Andrew College adheres to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which protects the privacy of student education records. The Office of Student Affairs welcomes the opportunity to work with parents with the authorization of the student. Such authorization must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Affairs.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), student conduct hearings are closed to anyone not directly involved with the hearing, and all student conduct files are confidential, unless a student waives his or her right to confidentiality, or under specific exemptions outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Although hearings are confidential, a victim of a crime of violence may request in writing the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the institution against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense.
The Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 (HERA) amended the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow institutions of higher education to notify parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 the final outcome of an alcohol or drug violation. In circumstances such as these the Andrew College Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to notify parents at its discretion.