Tips on How to Help Your Student through the Student Conduct Process
- Speak with your student about what has happened. Listen critically to what they say about what happened.
- Discuss honestly with your student responsible decision making and how it affects their future. Be open to discussing difficult topics, such as substance abuse, intimate relationships, and other potentially risky behavior.
- Discuss with your student your expectations for his/her behavior while s/he is attending the University of Bridgeport.
- Encourage your student to personal responsibility for their choices and actions. Help them learn to not blame others for consequences resulting from their own personal choices.
- Make sure your student knows the student conduct process. Encourage them to review Chapter 5 (Student Conduct) of the Key to UB: Student Handbook.
- Be firm in your approach when speaking with your student, but always keep the lines of communication open to allow for honest conversations.
Parental Notification Policy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records; therefore, when a student is involved in the student conduct process, the University Student Conduct Administrator can only speak directly to student regarding the matter unless a FERPA waiver form is completed by the student authorizing us to speak with his/her Parent/Guardian.
For details regarding Parental/Legal Guardian Notification process, please visit the Understanding FERPA page.