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22 Pa. Code § 505.6. Use of evidence.

§ 505.6. Use of evidence.

 The university is not bound by formal rules of evidence; however, evidence shall be inherently reliable.

   (1)  Hearsay evidence may not be used to establish a fact necessary to establish guilt or innocence in a case.

   (2)  A student’s previous disciplinary record may not be used to prove the student’s guilt in a current case but may be used to establish reputation or habit if relevant. The hearing body may consider a student’s previous disciplinary record, if the student is found guilty of violating the rules of conduct, to determine the appropriate disciplinary penalty or sanction.


   The provisions of this §  505.6 amended under section 2006-A of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  20-2006-A).


   The provisions of this §  505.6 adopted December 6, 1985, effective December 7, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 4346; amended June 22, 1990, effective June 23, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 3483. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (103809) to (103810).

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