1. Interim Suspension
In certain circumstances, the Dean of Students or designee may impose a University or residence hall suspension prior to the hearing before the Student Discipline Committee. Interim suspension is an action requiring that a student immediately leave the campus and University property.
a. Interim suspension may be imposed only: a) to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property; b) to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and wellbeing; or c) if the student poses an ongoing threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University. During the interim suspension, the student shall be denied access to housing facilities and/or the campus (including classes) and/or all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Dean of Students or designee may determine to be appropriate.
b. Any student who is suspended on an interim basis and returns to the campus and University property during the suspension shall be subject to further disciplinary action and may be treated as a trespasser. Permission to be on campus for a specific purpose (e.g., to take an exam, to consult with the Dean of Students, or to participate in the disciplinary procedures) may be granted in writing by the Dean of Students or designee.
2. Suspension from the Housing Facilities
The Director of Residence Life or the Dean of Students or designee may, when charges are served, suspend an Accused Student(s) from the housing facilities pending the hearing and determination thereof, whenever the continued presence of such a student would constitute a danger to the student or to the safety of persons or property in the housing facilities, or would pose a threat of disruptive interference with the normal conduct of housing facility activities and functions, or the seriousness of the charges warrants such action. The Dean of Students or designee shall grant an immediate review (by the end of the next business day after the suspension) on request of any student so suspended with respect to the basis for such a suspension, at which time the suspended student may have the right to present statements tending to show that the basis for the suspension from the housing facilities does not exist. Suspension may apply to all housing facilities, an individual residence hall/apartment, or any portion thereof.
3. Residence Hall/Temporary Reassignment and Restriction from Facilities
The Director of Residence Life or the Dean of Students or designee may temporarily reassign a resident to another facility and/or restrict a resident from specific campus facilities pending an investigation and/or hearing whenever the continued presence of a resident in a particular campus facility would constitute a danger to the student or to the safety of persons or property in the housing facilities and campus facilities, or the seriousness of the allegations warrants such action. The Director of Residence Life shall grant an immediate review (by the end of the next business day after the temporary reassignment and/or restriction) on request of any resident so reassigned and/or restricted with respect to the basis for such a reassignment and/or restriction.
4. Temporary Restriction from Personal Contact
The Director of Residence Life or the Dean of Students or designee may temporarily restrict a student from any personal, verbal, written, telephone, electronic, and third-party contact with another person pending an investigation and/or hearing whenever the contact could constitute a danger to the person or to the safety of the person or property, or the seriousness of the allegations warrants such action. Any student so restricted may obtain an explanation of the basis for such restriction upon request.
5. Withdrawal Prior to Student Conduct Proceedings
The student who withdraws or fails to return to the University while disciplinary action is pending will be ineligible for readmission until the outstanding matter is resolved. The University reserves the right to formally restrict individual(s) from the campus grounds while such action is pending. Any further readmission would require an appeal in writing to the Dean of Students or designee and approval by the Dean of Students or designee.