West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
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 Student Conduct, appeals board, or designee.
Conference: An initial meeting between the accused student and the hearing officer to discuss the charges and give the accused 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 their authority.
Hearing: A formal proceeding at which the complainant (charging party) and the accused student or organization make presentations to the hearing officer/board. The hearing officer/board will determine the accused 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).