Revised student conduct code approved

A revised form of the UC Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct has been approved and will go into effect Feb. 1, the campus announced Monday.

Changes to the code come after more than a year of review and were prompted at least in part by protests during the 2009-10 academic year, including the November 2009 Wheeler Hall occupation.

Recommendations for the changes were made by a task force comprised of students, faculty and staff and led by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande and Bob Jacobsen, a professor of physics and chair of the campus division of the Academic Senate.

According to a post on UC Berkeley News Center, under the revised code, students facing allegations of violating the code will be notified within seven days after a complaint is received by the campus Center for Student Conduct.

Additionally, an independent hearing officer was hired to ensure the new code is followed, according to the post. The officer is charged with presiding over all student conduct hearings, among other duties.

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J.D. Morris is the university news editor.