Article V: Interim Suspension

The Dean of Students or their designee may evict from college housing or suspend from the college a student pending conduct proceedings or other outcome. The interim eviction and/or suspension shall become immediately effective without prior notice. Interim suspension shall be considered an excused absence.

  1. Interim suspension generally will be imposed in circumstances including but not limited to:
    1. ensuring the safety and well-being of members of the college community or preservation of college property;
    2. ensuring the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or
    3. avoiding the threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the college.
  2. During the interim suspension, students shall be denied access to the residence halls and/or the campus (including classes) and/or all other college activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Dean of Students or the student conduct coordinator may determine to be appropriate.

A student suspended or evicted on an interim basis shall be given the opportunity to appear personally before the Dean of Students or their designee within five business days from the effective date of the interim suspension or eviction to discuss the following issues only:

  1. The reliability of the information concerning the student’s conduct, including the matter of their identity;
  2. Whether the conduct and surrounding circumstances reasonably indicates that the continued presence of the student on college premises poses a substantial and immediate threat to them self or others or to the stability and continuance of normal college functions.

The Dean of Students or their designee shall have authority to determine whether, in light of information presented by the affected student, the interim suspension shall continue.

Article VI: Proscribed Conduct