Emergency Suspension and Conditions
The University is committed to providing an optimal educational environment for all of its students. Any person who has information that indicates the continued presence of a student on the University campus poses a substantial threat should provide the information to the associate dean of students. The associate dean of students or designee will convene the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to review information that indicates a:
- Student’s behavior poses a significant threat of danger and/or injury to self or others,
- Student’s behavior poses a threat of disruption to the educational process for others, and/or
- Student’s behavior poses a threat of destruction of property.
Upon review, the BIT will provide a recommendation to the associate dean of students or designee. The BIT has the authority to recommend an emergency suspension and/or other conditions. The associate dean of students or designee has the authority to impose an emergency suspension and/or other conditions.
An emergency suspension is the immediate suspension, pending action on charges, of a student’s right to be present on campus and/or to attend classes (including on-campus, on-site, practicum, or on-line environments). Unless otherwise noted, the student will be able to communicate with members of the University community at a distance during the emergency suspension period.
Other conditions that may be imposed include, but are not limited to:
- Restricting a student from physically being on campus or specific campus locations. If permitted, a student may request from their faculty member(s) consideration in adjustments of course timelines or methods of teaching or testing. Faculty member(s) are under no obligation to agree to such requested accommodations,
- Other actions itemized in the Restrictions or Educational Activities Sanctions and/or Interim Measures portions of the Code, and/or
- Requiring further evaluation of the student through appropriate experts. In such a case, the dean of students or designee may postpone a final decision until after further evaluation results are received.
Emergency suspension and/or other conditions are effective immediately following the notification of the student. The associate dean of students or designee may initially notify the student verbally of an emergency suspension and/or other conditions. The associate dean of students or designee will notify the student in writing within three business days.
Emergency suspension and/or other conditions remain in effect until the conclusion of the student conduct process or until lifted by the associate dean of students or designee.
A student may request, in writing to the associate dean of students, a review of an emergency suspension and/or other conditions that have been imposed. After receiving such a request, the associate dean of students or designee will meet with the student within five business days. At this time, the student may present and/or provide additional information for consideration by the associate dean of students or designee. The student may have a personal advocate during the emergency suspension review process. A process advisor will be assigned to the student upon the student requesting a review of the emergency suspension and/or conditions or upon the initiating of a student conduct process, whichever initiates first.
Upon review of the information, the associate dean of students or designee will determine if the emergency suspension and/or other conditions should remain in effect until the matter is resolved. The student will be notified in writing of the review decision within three business days. The associate dean of students or designee may notify the student of the decision verbally prior to the student receiving the written notification.