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Student Code of Conduct

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Student Code of Conduct

As stated in the University Mission and Values Statements, West Chester University is committed to providing a sound educational environment for intellectual pursuits. In addition, the University is concerned with developing socially responsible citizens, ensuring the welfare and freedom of all members of the University community, and protecting individual rights. The University is thus concerned with the quality of student conduct and has adopted rules and behavioral standards for its students. Disciplinary action may be imposed when a student engages in behavior, on University property or off University property, that is not consistent with University community standards as defined by the West Chester University Student Code of Conduct. Students at West Chester University are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the University. The Student Code of Conduct translates those acts, which constitute unacceptable behavior for students and student organizations of the University.

The Student Code of Conduct reflects the University community's concern that students and student organizations maintain high standards. It guarantees due process and protects the individual freedom of the student as well as requiring his their responsibility for conduct violations. This document shall be applicable to all students and student groups at West Chester University.

University action may be taken in addition to actions taken by civil or criminal courts. Students may be subject to University action in conjunction with citations or other charges of which the University becomes aware.

  1. Standards of Conduct
    1. Applicability
    2. Off Campus behavior and the Student Code of Conduct
    3. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct
  2. Judicial Procedures
  3. Sanctions
    1. Individual Students
    2. Student Organizations
    3. Application of Sanctions
  4. Appeals
  5. Disciplinary Records
  6. Room/Apartment Inspection and Right of Search in University-Owned and/or Affiliated Housing
    1. Right of Inspection by University Officials
    2. Right of Search by University Officials
    3. Right of Search by Civil Authorities
  7. Definitions
  8. Revisions to the Student Code of Conduct
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