§ 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 students previous disciplinary record may not be used to prove the students guilt in a current case but may be used to establish reputation or habit if relevant. The hearing body may consider a students 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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