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West Chester University

West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-1000





Student Code of Conduct

VIII. Construction

The language contained in this document shall be construed according to ordinary common usage. Terms used include the following:

Appeal: A review of the adjudication of the University hearing officer/board by the director of judicial affairs and student assistance, appeals board, or designee.

Conference: An initial meeting between the referred student and the hearing officer to discuss the charges and give the referred student the opportunity to admit responsibility for charges and waive a hearing or to request a hearing.

Designee: A person who is authorized to make decisions in the absence of the named administrative officer or when said administrator chooses not to exercise his or her authority.

Hearing: A formal proceeding at which the complainant (charging party) and the referred student or organization make presentations to the hearing officer/board. The hearing officer/board will determine the referred student's responsibility for the violation.

University Business Day: Any day during which West Chester University is otherwise open for business.

Waiver (Waiving): The knowing, willing, and voluntary relinquishment of part or all of the rights to due process contained in the Student Code of Conduct by a student or student organization charged with a violation(s).