PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2024–2025 128 • Witnesses will be called individually by the committee and questioned without the student being present. • Witnesses may be asked to remain outside the hearing room for later recall or may be dismissed at the committee’s discretion. • The committee members will render a decision on the student’s appeal by a majority vote of the voting members in attendance. The committee may delay the vote if it determines that additional information or facts are needed before a vote. Note: At the discretion of the committee, the chair of the respective program CSP and/or the respective program chair/director may also be called during the hearing. Notification of the Appeals Committee Decision The decision of the committee will be forwarded in writing by the chair to the student by certified mail to the student’s last official address or hand delivered with receipt. Copies will be delivered to the department chair or designee. All decisions of the Appeals Committee will be final and binding. No further option for appeal will be considered. Behavioral Standards Dress Code Students must maintain a neat and clean appearance befitting students attending a professional program. Therefore, attire should convey a professional appearance whenever the student is on campus or at any off-campus educational site. The dress code is to be maintained at all times in the Administration Building, classrooms, laboratories, and all areas involved in providing patient care. Additionally, the dress code is in force Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the library and in other areas not mentioned above. Those failing to comply may be dismissed from the classroom and/or campus. A written warning describing the infraction will be entered into the student’s file. The following constitutes acceptable and professional attire: • white clinical jackets at all times for students enrolled in all entry-level programs • professional business dress, which includes shirt, tie, slacks, pants, skirt with blouse, dress, and appropriate shoes • matching scrub sets and shoes