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Student Academic Support Services: Parent Info

Parent E-mail

If you have a question or concern regarding your student at Defiance College, please utilize the email address.  
This email is monitored and all questions or comments will be forwarded to the appropriate office or personnel.

The First-Year Informant Newsletter

The First-Year Informant is a monthly parent newsletter designed keep the lines of communication open. The newsletter shares important information about what is happening here at Defiance College as well as links to helpful information and advice for parents of college students.  If you would like to receive The First-Year Informant via email each month, please complete the Google form to the right of this box. 

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act

The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the release of student information to anyone, even parents and guardians, without an authorization from the student.  At DC students complete a FERPA authorization form on MyDC.  If a student grants authorization this allows Defiance College personnel to communicate information to  parents/ guardians.  As adults and owners of their educational rights, students can always opt not to grant authorization.  If granted, the authorization is good for one year at a time so returning students will need to complete authorization each year. For more information about FERPA at Defiance College, click on the arrow below.


Student Health Magazine - Parent Edition

Defiance College Health & Counseling Centers

Student Health 101, an interactive on-line magazine, engages your student in living healthfully and developing skills needed for succeeding in school and beyond. The Parent Perspective provides a quick-to-read summary of articles, designed to help you support your student through the growth and challenges he or she faces.


If you would like to start receiving monthly editions of "The First-Year Informant" Newsletter, please complete the following form.



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