Interim Suspension vs. Suspension

An Interim Suspension is a temporary removal of a student from campus pending the outcome of a conduct hearing. Every attempt will be made to act expeditiously with the disciplinary proceedings.

A student who has been issued an interim suspension is denied access to University housing, to the campus (including classes) and to all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible.

An interim suspension may be imposed by the Vice President of Student Affairs or his designee:

  1. To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community
  2. To ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or
  3. If the student poses as a definite threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the University

Suspension is one outcome of the student conduct process. Any student who has been suspended from the University has been afforded due process including the opportunity to participate in a hearing to determine the appropriate consequence(s) of their behavior.

A suspension is for a specific period of time, typically a semester or a full academic year. When the term of the suspension has ended, the student may apply for readmission. If the student is readmitted, they will remain on Disciplinary Probation for the remainder of their career at Ferris.

Dismissal is another possible outcome of the student conduct process. Any student who has been dismissed from the University has also been afforded due process including the opportunity to participate in a hearing to determine the appropriate consequence(s) of their behavior.

A student who has been dismissed from the University is not eligible for re-admission to Ferris State University.  A dismissal is a permanent separation between the University and the student.