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Student Affairs - An Overview

The function of the various areas that collectively come under the auspices of student affairs is to educate the whole student by integrating living and learning. As is the case in any community setting, laws impact the relationships that students have with each other and with the universities where they reside and matriculate.

A select list of those legal topics that impact student life are noted below.

Student Affairs - Legal Topics of Interest

The Virginia Tech Tragedy

Presidential Report on the Virginia Tech TragedyIn conjuction with members of the higher education community, the U.S. Secretary of Education, the U.S. Attorney General, and the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Resources issued a report to President Bush on the Virginia Tech tragedy. After visiting univerisites across the country and meeting with numerous individuals, the report includes common observations and key findings for further consideration in the hopes of avoiding a similiar circumstance in the future.


If you are a freshman or transfer student residing in university housing, you may be obligated to obtain a meningitis vaccination pursuant to the Pennsylvania College and University Vaccination Act.