All students at the University of Northern Colorado are bound by the Student Code of Conduct (BEAR Code). Procedures for due process and general policies may be found inside the BEAR Code.
Student Disciplinary Records are private as required by law. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records. No party, aside from the student and those with a legitimate educational need, may view a student’s record without express written consent of the student. If your student wants to know what is in his or her record, they may request to view the record through our office.
We send parent notification letters to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of students when a student, under 21 years of age, has been involved in an alcohol or drug incident. A partnership between the parent(s) and the institution is valuable to working with your student. We hope that this letter will allow you to open the door to talk with your student regarding expectations about alcohol and drug use while at school.
Talk with Your Student
College is a time of great transition and can often be difficult for students and parents, yet maintaining a communicative relationship is important. Students can still make decisions and parents can facilitate this process. This is a time for students to stretch their thinking, take interesting (and maybe bizarre) classes, and begin to separate from Mom and Dad. While this process is unfolding, we encourage you to support your child through the transition. Our advice: keep the lines of communication open.