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West Chester University

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





Student Code of Conduct

VI. Disciplinary Records

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 also allow access to a disciplinary record in order to comply with a subpoena or judicial order served upon it. When served with a subpoena or judicial order, the University will notify the student in writing that it is complying with the same. The University will disclose the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual assault to both the accuser 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. The University shall retain records of cases for one year after graduation. Cases involving expulsions or suspensions shall be kept for a minimum of two years. The University reserves the right to keep cases for a longer period of time.