Tucker Hipps Transparency Act
Pursuant to Act 259, Section 59-101-210 of the SC Code Laws requires that the public institutions, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, report certain violations, contents, availability, and redress for violations. A public institution of higher learning shall submit to the Commission on Higher Education a statement within fourteen calendar days that the reports have been updated as required in subsection (A)(4). The commission shall publish on their webpage a link to your institution’s updated reports. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/4521.htm
In compliance with the Tucker Hipps Transparency Act below is a list of all violations of Francis Marion’s Honor Code by fraternities and sororities registered as student organizations at the University. The act requires a report of actual findings of violations for offenses after December 31, 2012 involving: alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, physical assault, and hazing. The report must also contain: the name of the organization, the date on which the event occurred or dates on which the citation was issued, the date the investigation was initiated, general incident description, charges, findings, sanctions, and date on which the matter was resolved.
The initial investigation into all incidents listed below was to determine if a violation of the hazing policy had occurred. However, upon further investigation it was determined that in some cases there were no violations of the hazing policy but other policy violations were evident. Finally, in some cases an organization may not have been charged with any violations of University policy but held responsible for the creation of discord within the campus climate.
Additional information related to findings, sanctions, and organizational sanction completion may be available through the Student Affairs office, to the extent allowable under the the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 20 U.S.C. 1232g. Further inquiries should be directed to the Student Affairs Office, which will provide non-privileged information pursuant to the terms of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
National Headquarters Contacts of Active Chapters at FMU
Alpha Phi Alpha 800-373-3089
Kappa Alpha Order 540-463-1865
Kappa Alpha Psi 215-228-7184
Iota Phi Theta 443-438-5691
Tau Kappa Epsilon 317-872-6533
Alpha Delta Pi 404-378-3164
Alpha Kappa Alpha 773-684-1282
Kappa Delta 901-748-1897
Sigma Gamma Rho 919-678-9720
Zeta Phi Beta 202-387-3103
Zeta Tau Alpha 317-872-0540
Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, additional information related to findings, sanctions, and organizational sanction completion may be available. Members of the public may obtain additional information that is not protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 USC 1232g, by emailing their request to firstname.lastname@example.org.