The Division of Student Affairs partners with the parents and family members of current students to provide support during the student’s career at Florida Memorial University. You can find basic information on how the Assistant Dean of Students office partners with students on this page.
When contacting the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students, keep in mind that the office does comply with FERPA regulations to protect student privacy.
Parents/guardians of students under the age of twenty-one may be notified when a student is found responsible for violating the Florida Memorial University Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs when any of the following occur:
Students endanger themselves or other students while under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Specific instances include DUI, fighting, alcohol poisoning, and hospitalization. When the Assistant Dean of Students/designee determines that any future violations of the Institute’s policy will most likely result in suspension from Florida Memorial University.
When a hearing officer determines that any future violations of the Institute’s policy will likely result in removal from housing.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.
For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.
Or you may contact us at the following address:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520