The college reserves the right to notify parents or guardians in health or safety emergencies, hospitalizations, or when in the judgment of the college the health or safety of the student or others may be at risk. The particular circumstances in which parents or guardians may be notified include, but are not limited to:

1. transport of the student by emergency services and/or hospitalization for life-threatening or other serious illnesses or for suspected alcohol poisoning or drug overdose;

2. acts of violence toward self or others; or

3. threats of suicide or of violence toward self or others.

Whenever possible, students will be informed that the college intends to notify their parents or guardians before such notification is made, and they will be given the opportunity to discuss notification with the dean of students or her designee. Students are generally encouraged to make such notification themselves.