The university will retain disciplinary records for one year after graduation. Records may also be maintained for an indefinite period of time if a student: (1) is expelled for disciplinary reasons, (2) withdraws from the university prior to the resolution of a pending disciplinary matter; or (3) has a Hold Flag activated on his/her university academic record or account. The university may disclose the final results of a disciplinary proceeding against a student found in violation of a university policy, rule, regulation or standard of conduct involving any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense. The university will only release the name of the student found in violation, the violation committed and any sanctions imposed on the student.
Parental/Legal Guardian Notification Policy
In cooperation with a national effort to eliminate high-risk and illegal drinking and substance abuse on today's college campuses, alcohol and other drug violations committed by Barry University's students under the age of 21 will be reported to their parents or legal guardians. The specific policy is as follows:
In the event that a financially dependent student under 21 years of age is found to be in violation of any aspect of the Barry University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy, the office of Dean of Students or designee will provide the individual's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) with writing and/or verbal notification of the infraction(s).
As part of Barry University's overall alcohol/other drug education, prevention and early intervention program, this policy encourages parental partnerships that support students' academic success and personal development. It also reflects the university's commitment to promoting a caring, spiritual and principled learning community that serves the common good.
* A revision incorporated into the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 allows for parents and legal guardians to be informed of alcohol/drug policy violations committed by college students under 21 years of age. Section 444 of the General Provision Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g) had been amended by adding the following:
(1) In General - Nothing in this Act or the Higher Education Act of 1965 shall be construed to prohibit an institution of higher education from disclosing, to a parent or legal guardian of a student, information regarding any violation of any Federal, State or local law, or of any rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, regardless of whether that information is contained in the student's education record, if;
(A) the student is under the age of 21; and
(B) the institution determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.
(2) State Law Rregarding Disclosure - Nothing in paragraph (1) shall be construed to supersede any provision of State law that prohibits an institution of higher education from making the disclosure described in subsection (a).