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Student Code of Conduct


The PennWest Clarion community is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse. All students at PennWest Clarion, whether they are taking classes on campus, online, or at a satellite site in Pittsburgh or Venango, are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct. 

These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include integrity, social justice, respect, community and responsibility. Each member of the University community bears responsibility for their conduct and to assume responsibility for the behavior of others. When members of the community fail to exemplify these five values by engaging in a violation of university policy, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Code of Conduct.

The Student Code of Conduct applies to behavior that occurs on campus, at University-sponsored events, off-campus, or online. All students are encouraged to review the Student Code of Conduct so they understand the standards to which they are to adhere to, as well as understand their rights as a student at PennWest Clarion. 

To access the Student Code of Conduct click HERE.


To further enhance the PennWest Clarion community, and the values that we expect all of our students to embody, the PennWest Clarion Community Standards document provides detailed information on the policies that guide the behavior and conduct of Clarion students. 

The PennWest Clarion Community Standards includes policies related to the use of alcohol and illegal drugs, as well as policies on free speech, hazing, sexual misconduct, gambling, hosting guest speakers, posting/advertising information on campus, smoking, and policies regarding student organizations, including fraternities and sororities. 

To access the PennWest Clarion Community Standards click HERE.


Last Updated 8/16/22