Dartmouth College is committed to an environment where all Dartmouth community members are encouraged to report any suspected violations of law or Dartmouth policy without fear of retaliation.
Dartmouth has contracted with an independent third party (EthicsPoint) to serve as the point of intake for receiving complaints and concerns. This service supplements existing offices on campus that help register such concerns, including such issues as academic and research misconduct, child abuse, financial misconduct, sexual assault or abuse, or confidentiality concerns.
We have prepared an FAQ document that provides additional information on this process.
Click here to report any activities that you believe may involve violations of law or Dartmouth policy.
Federal law requires that special procedures be followed when the College receives a subpoena or other request for educational records concerning individual students. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also known as the "Buckley Amendment") provides that, with certain exceptions, educational records may not be disclosed to persons outside the College other than the student. One of the exceptions permits the College to provide copies of student records in connection with judicial proceedings, but only if (1) the College has received a valid subpoena for the records; and (2) the College, before complying with the subpoena, makes a reasonable effort to notify the student that it has received a subpoena and intends to produce the requested records.
Therefore, before furnishing copies of educational records to third parties, it is important that you comply with the following procedures:
If the request seeks records of a former student, and your own address list has not been updated recently, you should check with other offices that are likely to have the student's address within your School or elsewhere in the College (e.g., the Alumni Relations Office).
Last Updated: 8/13/08