Interim Suspension
  1. The Vice President or his/her designee may act immediately without following the hearing procedures established by the University and impose an interim suspension if it is determined that the student’s or organization’s continued presence on the campus constitutes a serious threat to self, other people, or property.
  2. A student who is issued an interim suspension and excluded from the University shall be required to leave the property of the University immediately and shall be notified that he or she will thereafter be treated as a trespasser if he or she returns to university property without proper authorization. Within twenty-four hours after the student is excluded, a written notice must be sent to the student by regular mail informing the student of the following:
    1. That the student has been issued an interim suspension from the University;
    2. That the student has been excluded from being on University property;
    3. That the student will be considered a trespasser if he or she returns to University property without proper authorization;
    4. The reasons for the interim suspension from the University and the exclusion from University property; and
    5. That the Director of Student Conduct will be initiating disciplinary action against the student.
  3. The Director of Student Conduct shall initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student who has been issued an interim suspension and excluded from the University.
    1. The student shall thereafter be permitted to enter the University campus only for the limited purpose of participating in the disciplinary proceedings conducted under this section.
    2. The Director of Student Conduct may require that the student be escorted to and from the disciplinary proceedings by members of the University police department.
    3. Every attempt will be made to act expeditiously with the disciplinary proceedings.
  4. Within fourteen (14) business days after a student has been notified of the interim suspension and exclusion from University property, the student may request an interim suspension review hearing to determine whether the interim suspension should continue or whether the student should be reinstated and allowed to return to University property.
    1. The request must be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee.
    2. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee shall select a hearing officer or committee as provided by University policy.
    3. The hearing officer or committee shall hold a review hearing within seven (7) business days after being selected by the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee.
    4. The hearing officer or committee will review the information upon which the summary action was based and recommend any further action:
      1. The reliability of the information concerning the students alleged misconduct including the matter of his or her identity,
      2. whether the conduct and surrounding circumstances reasonably indicate that the condinued presence of the student on University premises poses a serious threat to self, other people, or property.
    5. The student is entitled to a support person of his or her choice at his or her own expense, but such support person may not act as legal counsel.
    6. The student shall be permitted to enter the University campus for the limited purpose of this hearing in accordance with the provisions in this code.
    7. The hearing officer or committee will make a decision by the end of the hearing and notify the student and the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee concerning the recommendation.
    8. The hearing officer or committee may affirm the original decision and advise the student that the interim suspension and temporary exclusion will continue until the student is notified otherwise in the course of subsequent disciplinary proceedings, or the hearing officer or committee may recommend that the student be reinstated pending the conduct proceedings.
    9. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee will consider the recommendation of the hearing committee but is not bound by the recommendation. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee shall thereafter notify the student that the student is reinstated or that the interim suspension and temporary exclusion are to be continued pending the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.