(A) Policy statement and purpose
The purpose is to articulate under what circumstances a student faces being placed on interim suspension status for the health and safety of others and/or if they are charged with a trigger offense by university police as defined by state statute.
(1) The senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students or designee may impose a university or residence hall suspension on a student prior to a conduct meeting or hearing. The senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students may suspend the registration of an organization prior to a conduct meeting or hearing.
(2) Interim suspension may be imposed only:
(a) To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the university community or preservation of university property;
(b) If the student or organization poses a definite threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the university;
(c) If a student or organization is criminally charged with one or more of the following offenses of violence: aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, aggravated assault, assault, permitting child abuse, aggravated menacing, menacing by stalking, menacing, kidnapping, abduction, extortion, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, arson, terrorism, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary, inciting to violence, aggravated riot, riot, inducing panic, domestic violence, intimidation, intimidation of crime victim or witness, escape, improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation or school, endangering children and felonious penetration.
(i) During an interim suspension, a student may be denied access to a living unit and/or to the campus, including classes, and/or all other university activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible. An organization shall discontinue all activities during an interim suspension.
(ii) An interim suspension takes effect immediately upon issuance. A student or organization will receive written notice of the interim suspension, including a description of the suspected misconduct. A hearing will take place within ten days or such other time as may be specified in the notice of interim suspension of the student's or the organization's receipt of written notice of the interim suspension. The student or organization may within three working days of the imposition of the suspension, petition the senior associate dean of students for reinstatement. The petition must be in writing and must include supporting documentation or evidence that the student or organization does not pose, or no longer poses, a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of self, others or property.
November 1, 2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3345
Rule Amplifies: 3345