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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my rights
if I am accused of a Code of Conduct violation? Be notified in
writing of the charges against you with sufficient detail and time to prepare
for a hearing.
What happens if I
am charged with a Conduct Code violation? Upon receiving
notice that you have allegedly committed a violation, you must report to your
hearing by the timeframe given to you in your notification. At your hearing you
will have the opportunity to discuss the facts and evidence that support your
case. See page 58 of SHB
Can I appeal the
decision that is reached? Appeals must be
made in writing to the Dean of Students or the VP of Student Affairs, within
three days of the decision of the Judicial Hearing Officer. For further details
see page 59 of SHB.
What are the
penalties if I am found responsible for a violation? If you are found
responsible one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed: Verbal
Warning, Written Warning, Conduct Probation, Suspension, Expulsion, Dismissal
from Student Employment, Expulsion from Campus, Payment of Damages, Community
Service and/or other appropriate educational sanctions.
Will the hearing be
recorded? A tape recording is
made of formal hearings before the Officer.
What types of
hearing recordings are kept? Disciplinary
records, including correspondence and official records are maintained in the
Dean of Students Office.
Can I be charged
for a violation of the Student Conduct Code that took place off campus? Yes. Students at
the Lincoln University are responsible for certain actions committed off
Whom do I contact
if I have further questions? You may contact the Dean of Students
Office at 484-365-7253 in room 225 of the Student Union Building for more