Campus News

New policy requires students at U. of Virginia to self-report arrests

University of Virginia students will now be asked once a year, via a prompt in the e-mail system, if they have been arrested or convicted of any crime, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The school’s new policy, which was adopted in response to a student death last spring, was determined by UVA officials to be more effective than petitioning to change the state’s law to require law-enforcement agencies to notify universities when a student is arrested, the Chronicle reported.