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WVU Student Conduct imposes additional sanctions in COVID-19-related investigations

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West Virginia University has scheduled hearings that could result in suspension or expulsion for three students who have a history of repeated violations as part of ongoing investigations related to COVID-19 and violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, the Office has placed 47 students on probation for COVID-19-related violations as of today (Sept. 3).

Student Conduct is also processing charges for 20 additional students who will face probation if found responsible.

“So far, we have also been able to identify at least 17 more individuals from recent social media posts and tips,” said Carrie Showalter, executive director of the Office of Student Conduct. “These individuals, and others identified as we continue our review, may face sanctions if found responsible. We want to thank those who are sharing tips to our Office and we encourage people to continue to report potential violations.” 

To report individuals not following COVID-19 guidelines, visit go.wvu.edu/reportcovidviolations. Reports may also be made by calling University Police at 304-293-COPS or submitted anonymously through the LiveSafe app. 

President Gordon Gee admonished those students not following safety protocols in off-campus gatherings in a Sept. 2 letter to the campus and Morgantown communities. It came after previous sanctions were announced in WVU’s ongoing efforts to ensure health and safety protocols are being followed. 

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CONTACT: April Kaull, Executive Director of Communications
University Relations
304-212-8710; akaull@mail.wvu.edu

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