Whenever a government agent or investigator requests or demands information about a university student or employee, you should redirect that person to the Office of General Counsel or Campus Safety. If the agent refuses, immediately contact the Office of General Counsel (909-448-4730 or 909-448-4753) or Campus Safety (909-448-4950) for direction on how to proceed. In the event you are unable to reach anyone by phone, the following guidelines should be followed:
- Ask if there is a subpoena or warrant to be served. If so, ask for a copy of the subpoena or warrant.
- If the person presents a search or arrest warrant, do not attempt to obstruct or interfere with the search or arrest.
- State and record any objections you have to the scope of the search or inspection.
- University employees have no obligation to answer any questions posed by a government agent, regardless of whether the agent has a subpoena or warrant in hand.
- University employees who consent to being interviewed by government agents have the right to have legal counsel present, as well as the right to end the interview at any time.
- Any information provided to a government agent or investigator must be accurate and truthful.
- Unless otherwise required by law, University employees are prohibited from sharing any information concerning a current or former student pertaining to educational records or concerning a former of current university employee without that person’s written content.
For additional information regarding policies and procedures for responding to governmental inquiries and investigation, please see the links below:
Government Investigation Full Policy
General Counsel Government Investigation Frequently Asked Questions