Dakota Wesleyan University understands that parents play a central role
in the continuing development and education of their college students,
and hopes to work in partnership with them in this essential enterprise.
We also recognize that students have specific rights and expectations
in terms of their privacy. In accordance with the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (see full policy in the Student Handbook), the
university has established the following guidelines for notifying parents
or legal guardians when there is concern for the health and welfare
of the student, including situations involving medical transportation
and treatment, and serious or repeated violations of alcohol and/or
|The director of student life or designee has the authority
to determine when and by what means to notify parents or legal guardians
without a student’s consent when a student under the age of
21 is found to have violated any law of the university rule or policy
related to the possession, use, sale or distribution of alcohol
or illicit drugs.
|Nothing in these guidelines shall prevent university
officials from notifying parents or legal guardians of students
under the age of 21 of health or safety emergencies, including situations
requiring medical transport and treatment, regardless of the disciplinary
status of the student. When the university intends to contact a
student’s parents or legal guardian, it will first attempt
to notify the student of its intent.
|The director of student life or designee reserves
the right to notify a parent or legal guardian without a student’s
consent under the following circumstances:
||The violation involved harm or threat of harm to the student,
other persons or campus property;
||The violation involved an arrest in which the student was taken
into custody by the police;
||The violation resulted in or is likely to result in the student
being suspended or expelled from university-operated housing, the
university or both;
||The student has shown a pattern of behavior or violations that
indicate a potential physical or psychological problem;
||The student who committed the violation required medical attention
as a result of the consumption of alcohol and/or illicit drugs.
Can We Help You?
All of us at Dakota Wesleyan University welcome you
and your daughter or son as the newest members of the DWU family. We
expect everything will go smoothly, but we also know you may want to
contact us with questions, concerns, and maybe even complaints. We welcome
your calls, letters and e-mail messages – it shows you’re
an involved parent.
In case of Emergency: 605-995-2600
In case of emergency, contact the DWU Campus Switchboard. They will
immediately work with the student life department to locate and contact
your son or daughter.
Additional Emergency Phone Numbers
Mitchell Police: 605-995-8400
Davison County Sheriff’s Office: 605-995-8630
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Emergency Room: 605-995-2276
Questions or Concerns?
The list below will help you contact the right people.
Straight to the
If you’d like to take it straight to the top, contact:
If you’d like to write a letter to anyone
at DWU, use the following campus-wide USPS mail address