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Research on the collegiate experience found a student's ability to manage independence to be a significant factor in establishing a personal identity and developing purpose. Practically, this means a couple things. First, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity empowers students to take ownership of their role in the conduct process. While students are often encouraged to contact their parents or guardians, we only involve parents after a decision has been reached in cases of drugs and alcohol unless a student requests we involve you sooner. Second, a student’s independence does not end the important role you play in his or her life. You remain an influential force in teaching your student how to engage in good decision-making as a member of a community and how to evaluate the potential effects of a choice. 

Additional content on important discussions to have with your student coming soon.