Resources for Parents
- FAQs for Parents
- Charter of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disciplinary System
- Charter of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disciplinary System (condensed)
- Important Aspects of Our Disciplinary Process
In December 1999, the "Parental Notification" section of the confidentiality policy was revised to incorporate the new University guidelines on parental notification regarding alcohol and drug violations.
According to the Charter of the Student Disciplinary System, an attorney who is not a member of the University community may not act as an advisor for a student unless criminal charges are pending against a respondent, or, in the judgment of the Office of the Universitys General Counsel, are reasonably in prospect... § I.D.7.b.
An attorneys role is that of an advisor, not an advocate for the student. The student is expected to speak for him or herself.
Throughout the process, an attorney acting as a respondents advisor is expected to observe the procedures of [the] Charter and comply fully and promptly with decisions of the Disciplinary Hearing Officer [who oversees hearings] or other University officials... in the same manner expected of members of the University Community. § I.D.7.b.