ARTICLE XII. SUMMARY SUSPENSION
- 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:
- Temporary suspension of a student’s eligibility for enrollment or attendance, and denial of the student’s access to University facilities or property. A student may be summarily suspended for a specified period of time or the suspension may be scheduled contingent upon certain events or conditions.
- Temporary suspension or limitation of a student’s eligibility to enjoy certain privileges, or participate in or attend certain events without the suspension of enrollment status. This summary action may prohibit a student’s presence on University property or certain facilities, or impose conditions which must be met in order for that student to enjoy certain privileges, participate in activities, or attend events.
- 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 or 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:
- The reliability of information alleging a student’s misconduct, and
- Whether the conduct or surrounding circumstances reasonably indicate the student’s presence on campus or continued unrestricted participation in campus affairs would pose an immediate threat to the safety, health, or welfare of persons or property.
- 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. Circumstances reasonably indicate the student’s presence on campus or unrestricted participation in campus affairs would pose an immediate threat to the safety, health, or welfare of persons or property.
- 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.ge. to take an exam, to consult with the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or 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 or their designee.
Student Code of Conduct