FERPA (THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT)
All college students, and more specifically, Miner Village/Miner Heights/Miner Canyon residents above the age of 18 have their privacy protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, otherwise known as FERPA. Their educational records cannot be shared with others-including parents- unless the student gives written permission. In the event of a health or safety emergency, these records can be shared.
Every student who enrolls at UTEP whether they reside on campus or off is expected to conduct him/herself in a manner that is compatible with the University's function as an educational institution. Both academic and non-academic misconduct is forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for investigation. The Assistant Dean of Students has primary responsibility for the administration of student discipline which includes incidents that may arise. Violations of the code of conduct are taken very seriously. We want to continue to offer a safe, secure, and healthy environment for all residents of Miner Village/Miner Heights/Miner Canyon. We encourage you to take an active role in building a strong community by doing the following:
- Get to know your roommate(s) and your neighbor(s). They are students just like you!
- Appreciate and respect your surroundings which include the furnishings, buildings, and landscaping.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Never leave your door unlocked or prop open the gates of the complex.
- If you are of legal age to consume alcohol, do so responsibly and in the privacy of your apartment. Keep in mind that it is against the law to provide or sell alcohol to under the age of 21.
- Understand that the use, possession, and/or distribution of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
- If a conflict arises and you are unable to come to a mutual understanding, seek out resources (RA)
- Report any suspicious activity to your RA or campus police immediately.
If you have any further questions about UTEP Judicial Services, please don't hesitate to contact us at (915) 747-5648. All official rules, regulations, and policies are published in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of the University Texas System the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Catalog the University of Texas at El Paso.