Additions to Syllabi

Additions to Syllabi

The following are additions to the uniform course syllabi for courses offered at WVU Parkersburg. The syllabi provide outlines of course objectives, methods of student evaluation, measurements of student success, etc.


Faculty must report class attendance in order for students to receive financial aid for the specific classes of enrollment for the current semester.  If students do not attend per class attendance policies, they risk losing financial aid for this specific course.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center is located in room 0404 and services are offered to students free of charge, Monday through Thursday. All students are eligible for two hours of free tutoring each week.  For availability of tutors, please visit the Center’s website:  There is a wealth of free resources available for students to support their academic success and to enhance their overall confidence as they navigate through their college experience.

Campus Participation of Students with Felony and Sexual Offense Records

West Virginia University at Parkersburg requires any individual who is listed on the Sex Offender Registry to provide that information on their application to the college and to campus police.  A listing on the Registry or a felony record with convictions may restrict individuals from participating in an assignment or activity pertaining to this class. Please notify the instructor if an assignment or activity is given that you cannot lawfully complete, and an alternative arrangement will be offered.  Individuals who do not disclose this information will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and subject to disciplinary action or potential legal actions under Federal Law.

Campus Safety

Upon activation of the building fire alarm, all building occupants must exit to a position of a minimum of 100 ft. safely away from the building. If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, please contact the instructor so that arrangements can be made in advance. All students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the locations of emergency exits. Information concerning emergency exits is posted by or in each classroom. Questions regarding safety can be directed to the safety committee through the campus safety website: 

Honor Code for WVU Parkersburg

As a member of the college community I will follow these practices:


I will show both common politeness to all members of the college community without exception to race, religion, creed, gender, disability, or orientation and seek to engage, support and improve the civic organizations, goals and values of the community.


I will seek to always communicate truthfully, be it speaking, writing, or listening, with all whom I interact, both in and out of the classroom.


I will seek to understand the variety of cultures and worldviews that have shaped the human experience, create a safe place where members of different cultural and social backgrounds may feel welcome and to hold all members of the community to the ideals of this Honor Code.


I understand that I am required to be ethically consistent; living up to the Honor Code at all times, in all situations, and with all members of our community.


I will conduct myself with dignity and interact with a sense of equality towards all students, all instructors and staff, and with worth towards myself.

Email Accounts for Students

All WVU Parkersburg students are required to use their college-assigned email account.  Students receive all communications from the college through WVUP-mail.  Students should go to and click on the WVUP mail logo to login.  More information about WVUP mail can be found at

Social Justice/Nondiscrimination

WVU at Parkersburg and its faculty are committed to supporting our students and seeking an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. WVUP does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, color, ancestry, or national origin. If you have encountered any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence), we encourage you to report this to the institution. If you report such an incident of misconduct to a faculty member, that faculty member is required by law to notify WVUP’s Title IX Coordinator, Debbie Richards (main campus, Room 1010;; 304-424-8201) and share the basic fact of your experience with her. The Title IX Coordinator will then be available to assist you in understanding all of your options and in connecting you with all possible resources on and off campus.  Information about sexual violence shared with college counselor, Kurt Klettner (main campus, Room 1019A;; 304-424-8388), when he is performing in his official counseling role, may be held in confidence.  Additional information about social justice at WVUP is available at .

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services is committed to helping qualified students with disabilities achieve their academic goals by providing reasonable academic accommodations under appropriate circumstances. If you have any type of learning challenge or other disability and anticipate the need for an accommodation in order to participate in this class, please advise the course instructor and make appropriate arrangements with the Office of Disability Services (main campus, Room 1019;; 304-424-8378). They will assist you in getting the resources you may need to participate fully in this class.

Communication Expecations

The teaching-learning process is continuous, dynamic, and active.  It is enhanced in a climate that accepts personal differences, fosters intellectual inquiry, and encourages freedom of expression.  Faculty and students share the responsibility to seek opportunities for learning and growth with the faculty functioning as a facilitator in the learning process.  Faculty will make every effort to respond to student inquiries as quickly as possible.  However, if you have contacted the instructor for questions and/or assistance and have not heard back within 24 hours during the work week, please contact __NAME___, Chair of ___DIVISION____.

Business Office Expectations

All West Virginia University at Parkersburg students are required to pay their tuition and fees or enter into suitable payment arrangement by established term payment deadlines.  Students who fail to pay or make suitable payment arrangements will be administratively dropped before classes begin.  Students with unpaid tuition and fees are not allowed to attend or remain in classes and will not appear on official class rosters.

Applying for financial aid does not mean a student has received financial aid.  If a student has not received an official award letter, it means that tuition and fees are still due.  Students should contact the financial aid office immediately by calling 304.424.8210 or emailing  If there are delays in the processing of financial aid, the student is responsible for entering into a payment arrangement until such time as the financial aid issue is resolved.