Make sure to share as much detail in your report as possible. If the report is not clear or has insufficient information, you will most likely be contacted by the office for further information. Anonymous reports make this difficult to do, as well.
If you do not show up to your scheduled meeting, or ignore the charge letter and take no action, a hold may be placed on your account, and the meeting will proceed on with only the information available to the hearing officer.
Conduct records are confidential and cannot be released without the written consent of the student. Many graduate, law, and medical schools and employers with sensitive information (like the United States government) often ask for a release of the applicant’s conduct record. Files are retained for at least seven years after the date of the incident; expulsion files are retained indefinitely. The following formal sanctions are recorded on the academic transcript.
- Probationary Suspension
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) keeps university students’ academic records (including grades and conduct) confidential. Parents and families may call our office to seek answers to general questions about university procedures, student rights and responsibilities, and other related questions. However, we will not discuss students’ individual educational record without an Authorization to Release Information, except under limited exceptions, including Parent Notification.
If a student accepts responsibility, or is found responsible for violating a Standard of Conduct involving drugs or alcohol, and that student is under twenty-one years of age, West Virginia state law requires the University to inform the parent/guardian of that student of the violation. Parent Notification is completed through postal mail, and is sent to the parent/guardian address on file with the Marshall University.Learn More about FERPA