Expungement Process and Request

The file of a student found to have violated University rules shall be retained as a student conduct record for no less than five years from the date of the student's graduation of from the last day of the last semester the student is enrolled.  Student conduct records may be retained for as long as administratively valuable or permanently if the student was expelled, suspended or blocked from reenrollment and/or in situations that may result in future litigation.  

 

Complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or related retaliation may result in the development of a file in the complainant’s name. If the complainant is a student, this file shall be retained for no less than five years from the complainant’s graduation date or from the last day of the last semester the complainant is enrolled. These files may be retained for as long as administratively valuable. Complainants who wish to have their file expunged should fill out the form below; for areas that are not applicable, complainants may type in NA.

 

In accordance with Texas A&M University Student Rules (Texas A&M University Student Rule 28), student conduct records may be expunged for good cause by the Dean of Student Life and/or designee, upon receipt of a written request by the student. Expulsions and suspensions will not be eligible for expungement. Factors to be considered in review of such petitions shall include, but are not limited to:

·         The present demeanor of the student;

·         The conduct of the student subsequent to the violation; and

·         The nature of the violation and the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from it.

 

Cadets and Former Cadets


Expungements of conduct files through the following process only addresses University conduct files and may not result in the removal of files maintained by the Office of the Commandant. Individuals who were cadets at the time of their incident should check the Corps of Cadets box in the Expungement Request Form. This will result in the form being forwarded to the Office of the Commandant for review. Decisions regarding files maintained solely by the Office of the Commandant will be made independently.

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Students who wish to submit a records expungement request should carefully review the information below before submitting the appropriate paperwork.

 

Filing a Student Life Conduct Expungement Request


To submit an expungement request, students must complete the fields below including a statement outlining the basis for the request. After submitting the form, you should receive a confirmation email that the form was submitted. If you do not receive this email, please try submitting the form again. Should you have any questions, you may call 979.847.7272.

 

Expungement Decisions

 

After review of all of the information provided, expungement request decisions will be communicated in writing to the student. Every effort will be made to send follow-up correspondence within ten University business days. 

First and Last Name
Please include the area code plus the seven digit phone number.
Were you a member of the Corps of Cadets at the time of the incident that resulted in a conduct file?
Please provide a summary of why you have a student conduct record. If there were multiple incidents, please provide information on all applicable situations.
Please list the sanction(s) that you were assigned as a result of the incident(s) referenced above.
Please provide a statement of the basis for your expungement request. This statement should include: * The rationale for the request * What, if any, impact the behavior at the time of the incident(s) had on the University community * In what ways, if any, your behavior has changed since the incident(s) * What, if anything, you have learned from the incidents and/or the student conduct process (Complainants who only have a complainant file only need to provide the rationale for the request)