Emergency Measures

7.8 Emergency and Interim Measures

  1. The Dean of Students or designee has the authority to take appropriate immediate action against a student who poses a significant danger of imminent or serious physical harm to himself/herself or others at the University, or where the Dean of Students determines that an emergency exists which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student or the University community or in compliance with university policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct or sexual violence.

    1. Emergency and Interim Measures include but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

      1. Interim Suspension. A student under interim suspension may not attend classes, may not be on or come onto University property, may not participate in any University activities or organizations, and may not use University facilities, equipment, or resources.

      2. Interim Suspension from University Housing. A student under interim suspension from University Housing may not reside in University Housing and may not come into University Housing facilities and/or adjacent areas of University Housing.

      3. If the Dean of Students determines that other interim measures are more appropriate to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the student or the University community, the Dean of Students may:

        • restrict or bar attendance of any or all classes;
        • restrict or bar access or contact with individuals;
        • restrict or bar access to University property, places, facilities, or equipment;
        • restrict or ban participation in University activities or organizations; or
        • otherwise restrict or ban access to University resources or conduct.

      4. If the Dean of Students determines that other interim measures are more appropriate to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the student who has been victimized, the Dean of Students may:

        • request changes be made to an academic schedule at the request of the victim, or
        • request changes be made to living arrangements at the request of the victim.

  2. A student subject to Emergency and Interim Measures shall be furnished:

    1. Written notice of the Emergency and Interim Measure and the reason(s) for the action.

    2. An opportunity to dispute the basis for such measures will be provided within 48 business hours of the action via a meeting with the Dean of Students.

    3. The opportunity to participate in disciplinary proceedings or to present relevant information for consideration of his/her case.

  3. Emergency and Interim Measures may be taken at any time prior to the conclusion of the University Disciplinary process including during the appeal process.

  4. A Dean of Students hold on registration may immediately be placed on all students who have Emergency and Interim Measures taken against them, which prevents the student from accessing, changing, or altering his/her course registration and/or admission status.