KU to notify parents concerning alcohol, drug violations

LAWRENCE | The University of Kansas will start telling parents about alcohol and drug violations by students under the age of 21.

That and other policy changes follow two alcohol-related deaths at the university.

The school said it also will make more efforts to educate students on drinking and will begin an amnesty policy meant to encourage students to seek help for friends having alcohol-related emergencies.

The university had reviewed its polices after the alcohol-related deaht of 19-year-old Jason Wren of Littleton, Colo., about two weeks after he had been kicked out of a university residence hall for repeated alcohol infractions.

Alcohol also is believed to be a factor in the death of 18-year-old Dalton Hawkins, who fell off a roof.