- Emergency Suspension
When a student or student organization repeatedly or persistently commits a violation of the Code of Conduct, either on campus or off, or where the continued presence of the student or organization on-campus poses a threat to safety or the rights, welfare, or property of another, the Director of Community Standards & Conflict Resolution or designee (for undergraduate students and organizations) or the Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education or designee (for graduate students) may enact an emergency suspension subject to the following provisions:
- An emergency suspension is an interim action, effective immediately.
- The emergency suspension shall last until the charged student's case is resolved in accordance with prescribed procedures.
- Should the student request a case resolution conference, this conference will take place within three business days from the imposition of the emergency suspension.
- At the conclusion of the case resolution conference, the case resolution manager shall decide whether to continue, alter or modify the emergency suspension. This decision will be shared with the charged student immediately after this decision is reached and cannot be appealed.
- Within three business days of the conclusion of the case resolution conference, the case resolution manager will render a final decision regarding responsibility and sanctions (if appropriate), which will be shared with the charged student, reporting party and victims (if applicable).
- Should an appeal be submitted, the standards outlined in Section D.3 will be followed except that all deadlines will be three business days rather than five business days.
- A request by the charged student for an extension of the date of the emergency suspension case resolution conference date or for the appeal deadline, if granted, will be extended only for an additional two days and no further notice will be required.
Note: In the case of certain criminal charges, the imposition of an emergency suspension may be superseded by the temporary suspension process set forth below.
- Temporary Separation When Certain Charges are Pending
- A student charged in any jurisdiction with a crime involving violence, the sale, manufacture or delivery of drugs or any other conduct egregiously offensive to the University’s mission may be temporarily separated from the University once this information becomes known to the University.
- Once temporarily separated, the student will be banned from entering all buildings, grounds and facilities owned or managed by the University and prohibited from participating in any University-sponsored activities until the temporary separation is rescinded.
- The student shall have the right to a meeting with the Dean of Students (or designee) within three business days from the imposition of the temporary separation at which time the student shall be provided the opportunity to demonstrate the temporary separation is inappropriate because:
- The student is not charged with a crime as listed above;
- The alleged crime, even if proven, has no bearing on any legitimate University interest; or
- The temporary separation is manifestly unjust.
- The Dean of Students (or designee) will decide whether to continue or rescind the temporary separation and will communicate this decision to the student within 24 hours of the conclusion of the meeting. The decision of the Dean of Students is final and my not be appealed.
- The temporary separation will be noted on the student's transcript with the statement “Student was temporarily separated by the University” and the date on which the temporary separation was enacted. The student’s matriculation status will continue until the end of the term in which the temporary separation was enacted. At the end of the term the student’s matriculation will end and each course grade, if necessary, will be recorded as “W.”
- A record of the reason why the temporary separation was enacted will be created and maintained according to the Retention and Release of Records process, as defined in Section X.
- The temporary separation will remain in effect until the latter of:
- The dismissal of all pending criminal charge(s) against the student;
- The acquittal of the student on all pending criminal charge(s);
- A full adjudication through the student conduct process of all conduct charge(s) applied based on the behavior from which the criminal charge(s) derived.
- Once the temporary separation is rescinded, the statement noted above will be removed from the transcript. The student conduct record will be augmented to note the temporary separation was rescinded. Any course grade of “W” recorded will remain. If the student’s matriculation ended, that student will be required to re-apply to the University.
- This temporary separation process is a supplement to the Emergency Suspension procedures outlined above and in no way limits any rights of the University to apply any additional or different disciplinary sanctions.
- Community Standards & Conflict Resolution and the Graduate College staff may place a registration or transcript hold on a student’s account. The hold will be placed to ensure the student completes any pending business pending with that office (including unfinished sanctions). The hold will be removed solely at the discretion of the office which placed the hold.
Community Standards & Conflict Resolution is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.