Ram's Eye View

West Chester University

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



Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance

Location: 238 Sykes Union
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 610-436-3511

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 or off campus, that is not consistent with University community standards as defined by the West Chester University Student Code of Conduct.

The Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance enforces the Student Code of Conduct, as found in the Ram's Eye View. Our code reflects the campus community's concerns that our students and student organizations maintain high standards. It guarantees due process and protects the individual freedom of the students, as well as requiring his or her responsibility and accountability for misconduct. The Student Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all students and student organizations of West Chester University.

The Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance also helps students with notifying faculty when they have been absent from class for a minimum of three days due to illness, or personal or family emergencies. This notification acts as a courtesy to students and does not serve as an excuse for missed classes. Attendance requirements will vary, and students may be asked by faculty to produce documentation to substantiate the absence. This notification also reminds students to contact their professor regarding any missed work or exams; each faculty member will make decisions regarding missed work. The director can provide resource information to students whose absences may extend beyond the three days minimum.