Interim Administrative Measures
The University may impose emergency action upon a student when there is reason to believe, based upon available information, if the student engages or threatens to engage in behavior that (a) poses a danger of causing imminent physical harm to the student or to others, (b) directly and substantially impedes the lawful activities of other members of the campus or (c) engages, or threatens to engage, in behavior which would cause property damage. The action is interim in nature, pending the response of the disciplinary process. Following the imposition of interim administrative measures, standard University disciplinary process shall be provided as expeditiously as possible. As is the case in all disciplinary hearings and appeals, the student may not have an attorney present. Interim Administrative Measures includes, but is not limited to the following:
Emergency Suspension. This action requires a student to leave University property immediately, and not return during the suspension period, and/or comply with other stated conditions for a specified period. The Dean of Students and the Associate or Assistant Dean of Students may impose emergency suspension.
Emergency Housing Relocation/Removal. This action may be imposed upon a student by the Dean of Students, the Associate or Assistant Dean of Students, and the Director of Residential Life. A student who is removed from housing cannot enter any residence halls. If a student disregards this action, he or she shall be subject to further disciplinary action and may be treated as a trespasser.
A student accused of violating University disciplinary regulations may be diverted by the Dean of Students from the normal disciplinary process if the Dean of Students believes that the student is suffering from a medical condition or mental health issue and said condition or issue has influenced the student’s behavior. This action will not absolve a student from being held accountable through the conduct process. The dean may refer a student for evaluation, at the student’s expense, by an independent licensed psychiatrist or psychologist chosen by the University. The Dean of Students, as a condition of continued enrollment at the University, may require the student to secure counseling or therapy.
Notice of Interim Administrative Measures
A student will receive written documentation of any interim administrative measures taken against him or her. The documentation shall explain the nature, reason for and duration of the action, as well as any conditions that may apply. Any student who is suspended on an emergency basis and returns to the campus or University property and/or violates other stated conditions during the specified period shall be subject to further separate action and may be treated as a trespasser. Permission to be on campus for a specific purpose must be requested and obtained in writing or by telephone from the Dean of Students or the Senior Associate Dean of Students prior to any conduct contrary to the suspension or restrictions.