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

Fraternities

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

 

Sororities

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 jedwards@fmarion.edu.