- One of the University's purposes is to foster an environment that promotes education, research, service, and the growth and safety of all members of its community. From time to time University officials become aware of a student who may be seriously interfering with this purpose because of a mental, emotional, medical, or psychological health condition, or other serious concern. In these situations, University officials may consider the appropriateness of (1) utilizing the regular student conduct system to address violations of the Student Code of Conduct, or (2) interim suspension or withdrawal for safety reasons. In addition to, or instead of, either of those procedures, the matter may be handled as a safety concern. See Attachment 1.
- Criteria For Safety Interim Suspension/Withdrawal
- A student will be subject to a Safety Interim Suspension/Withdrawal if the student poses a significant risk to the safety of any student or campus community.
- A student should not be subject to Safety Interim Suspension/Withdrawal under these procedures when disciplinary, academic or other responses are appropriate and the student's circumstances can be best addressed through those responses.
- Procedure for Appealing Restrictions
- A student may appeal the imposition of any restrictions under this policy, including the interim suspension by submitting a written request, with reasons for the appeal, to the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students (or designee) within five (5) business days of receiving notice of any restrictions imposed by this policy.
- The decision of the Vice President is the final decision of the University.
- Procedure For Safety Withdrawal Appeal
- A student who is withdrawn from the University due to protective health or safety reasons may appeal the decision to the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students (or designee). The appeal must be in writing stating the reasons for the appeal and must be received within five (5) business days of the date the student received notification from the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students (or designee).
- The decision of the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students is the final decision of the University. See Attachment 2.
- Reinstatement From an Interim Suspension
- A student seeking reinstatement from an interim suspension will be asked to provide information demonstrating that a significant risk no longer exists. Acceptable evidence includes a report from a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health professional, or physician (pertaining to the situation) of the student's choosing. See Attachment 3.
- Failure to Complete the Evaluation Process
- A student who fails to complete the required evaluation process will not be permitted to return to the University until the outstanding matter is resolved.
- Refund Appeal
- If a student is unable to return as a result of a continuing significant risk to the safety of any student or the campus community, the student may request a “Registration “Registration Adjustment after a Deadline” pursuant pursuant to applicable policy. The appropriate withdrawal request form can also be found (Withdrawal request forms). The decision rendered is final.