1. Information from a student's disciplinary records will be released only in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA provides that no personally identifiable information be released from disciplinary records without the written consent of the student. There are some exceptions to this provision as noted in this section and in the complete policy: Slippery Rock University Policies and Procedures Governing the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law. Copies of this policy may be obtained from the Office of Academic Records.
2. Alleged Violations that have been withdrawn or have been processed with a finding of no violation will not be reported as disciplinary records.
3. Disciplinary records may be released without the student's consent to University personnel who have a legitimate need for possessing the information. Depending on the nature of the record, this may include, but is not limited to, the President, Vice President, and Assistant Vice Presidents; Academic Deans; and the Directors and staff of Academic Records, Housing, Food Services, University Police, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Accounting Services.
4. Disciplinary records may be furnished to parents or guardians of financially dependent students. Proof of dependency is the parents' responsibility and must be furnished annually. Each year students have the right to sign an Authorization of Disciplinary Record Disclosure form that permits the release of information to parents or guardians.
5. If the University receives a subpoena or judicial order requesting disciplinary records, the University will write to the student in care of the last address of record notifying the student of the request and release of the information. Students will not be contacted regarding a federal grand jury subpoena or any subpoena issued with a statement by the court or agency that the student is not to be informed.
6. Federal legislation permits the release from a student's disciplinary record of final determinations and outcomes of cases to the victims of violent crimes, attempted violent crimes, and sex offenses. The Office of Civil Rights has posited that victims of sexual harassment should also be informed of the outcome of proceedings.