The philosophy of Quinnipiac University in working with students who violate university policies is to find ways to solve the problem and focus on educating students and holding them accountable. The university relies on the professional judgment of the student affairs staff to resolve these issues by assessing each student’s situation and proceeding with the appropriate action.

The vice president and dean of students or a designee has the authority to determine when and by what means to notify parents or guardians when students have committed violations of university policies and/or local and state laws and in other situations where appropriate, as discussed in this handbook and in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).