Because South Georgia State College is a state and federally funded institution, we must follow the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which prohibits the Department of Residence Life & Housing from releasing any but the most basic "directory" information about a student without the student's written permission. This applies to family members. Residence Life & Housing staff will use their best judgment about discussing roommates, finances, complaints, or other problems without the student's permission. In the case of dire emergency, we may choose to speak to family members.
With few exceptions, SGSC students are at least 18 years of age. As such, they are considered adults by both law and practice. We work to create a living environment where students can grow and develop. Part of this maturation process involves "testing limits and boundaries." Our judicial process certainly takes this into account. However, an adult student is expected to be responsible for his or her actions.
That being said, we understand that you might have questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you and your student’s journey. We realize that students being far from home can worry guardians and our front office is not open 24/7. Although our office does not directly keep up with your student, we give you the option of contacting the front desk of the hall your student is assigned. However, it is up to your student to contact you.
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