A. Summary suspension is an action which requires a student to immediately leave University property, and not return during the suspension period, and/or comply with other stated conditions for a specified period of time. Summary suspension may be imposed upon a student by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or the President of the University when there is reason to believe, based on available facts, that the student represents an immediate threat to the safety, health, or welfare of himself/herself, other persons, or property. This summary action is warranted by potential or threatened danger or disruption, but is used when the serious nature or immediacy of the incident makes it impractical or unsafe to follow normal disciplinary procedures. Summary actions authorized by this policy include:
B. When a student is summarily suspended, she or he will be given a verbal or written explanation, the reason for, and duration of the suspension, as well as any conditions that may apply. A student notified of such summary action shall, upon written request, be given an opportunity to meet with the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students/designee within seven (7) business days from the date of the request. This meeting shall be held to consider only the following issues related to the summary action:
C. Following the imposition of summary suspension, standard University disciplinary procedures shall be provided as expeditiously as possible. Unless circumstances render the implementation of standard disciplinary procedures impossible or unreasonably difficult, these procedures shall be initiated within 10 business days from the effective date of the summary action.
D. Any student who is summarily suspended and returns to 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 (e.g. to take an exam, to consult with the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students/designee, or to participate in disciplinary procedures) must be requested and obtained in writing or by telephone prior to any conduct contrary to the suspension or conditions, and may be granted by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students/designee.