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Student Code of Conduct

V. Disciplinary Records and Retention

All students' disciplinary records are kept in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the "Buckley Amendment"), 20 U.S.C. 1232g. In accordance with these provisions, all disciplinary files are confidential and may only be accessed by the student, parents of dependent students (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service), or by a person or agency possessing a waiver signed by the student waiving his/her right to this protection and meeting the requirements for valid waivers under the "Buckley Amendment." West Chester University will disclose disciplinary cases of students who have been found in violation of University policies and regulations in which the minimum outcome resulted in a period of Disciplinary Probation.

West Chester University will also allow access to a disciplinary record in order to comply with a subpoena or court order served upon it. When served with a subpoena or court order, the University will notify the student in writing that it is complying with the court order. The University will disclose the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual misconduct to both the complaintant and the accused individuals. The University may disclose the results of a disciplinary proceeding brought against the alleged perpetrator of any crime of violence to the alleged victim of any crime of violence, as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 16.

West Chester University maintains disciplinary records of students who have been found in violation of University policies and regulations.  These records are maintained separately from the student's official academic records.  The University shall retain discipline records for seven years after graduation or separation providing they were in good standing with the University. Records involving expulsions are kept indefinitely. The University reserves the right to keep any records for a longer period of time. 

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