Jun 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interim Suspension


Imposition of Interim Suspension

The College may impose an interim suspension prior to a formal hearing or other disposition of allegations against a student when the College has reasonable cause to believe that a student’s presence on College premises presents: (a) a significant risk of substantial harm to the student, other individuals, or property; or (b) an ongoing threat of disrupting the normal operations of the College. 

Conditions of Interim Suspension

Such immediate interim disciplinary action may be taken as is appropriate under the circumstances for a time period and under those conditions as may be determined by the College in order to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community or to preserve College property; to ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or to deter a threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the College. During an interim suspension, the suspended student may be denied access to all or some of the property owned or controlled by the College and to some or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, provided that such restrictions are stipulated in the interim suspension notice. 

Procedure for Interim Suspension

  1. Notice. If the College imposes an interim suspension, then the student will receive written confirmation of the interim suspension. The notice will state the facts and circumstances warranting the interim suspension, the conditions of the interim suspension, that an administrative hold will be placed on the student’s account, and the student’s review rights. The written notification may be sent via email to the student’s assigned College email.
  2. Review. Within three (3) academic days of the imposition of the interim suspension, the student may petition the Vice President of Enrollment Management or designee to review the reliability of the information concerning the alleged harm or ongoing threat. The petition for review must be in writing and may include evidence supporting the student’s position that the student does not pose or no longer poses a significant risk of substantial harm to the individual, others, or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the normal operations of the College.
  3. Final Determination. If, after considering the petition for review and evidence, the Vice President of Enrollment Management or designee affirms the interim suspension decision, the matter will proceed promptly to a hearing on the merits of the complaint without undue delay, unless additional time to prepare for a hearing on the merits of the complaint is requested by the Respondent. However, if, after considering the petition for review and evidence, the Vice President of Enrollment Management or designee determines that the student has established by a preponderance of the evidence that the student does not pose or no longer poses a significant risk of substantial harm to the individual, others, or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the normal operations of the College, the interim suspension will be lifted and the matter will proceed according to the normal process, up to and through a hearing, if required.