In certain circumstances, the president, or a designee, may impose an immediate emergency removal prior to the resolution of a charge of a violation of the rules of conduct against the student. This emergency action includes the immediate removal from the university and all of its campuses, sites, locations and property of a student for an interim period whenever the president determines that this is required to:
- Ensure the safety and well-being of members of the university community;
- Protect university property;
- If the accused student poses an ongoing threat or disruption of, or interference with, the normal operations of the university; or 4. Protect any student from sexual harassment or retaliation for the report of sexual harassment.
When the emergency removal is imposed, the student shall be denied access to the university, including classes and/or to all other university activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the president or his/her designee may determine to be appropriate. During the time of the removal from university, the student may not come onto university property for any reason other than meeting with the appropriate university official(s) regarding resolution of the emergency removal and the student conduct violation.
Any student so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to a hearing on the emergency removal no later than ten (10) working days following the removal unless the student agrees to delay the hearing to a later time. A Hearing Officer shall hold the hearing under the hearing procedures described in Section B(7). The Hearing Officer shall make a recommendation to the president. The president's decision upon the Hearing Officer's recommendation shall be final.
The emergency removal does not replace the regular disciplinary process, which shall proceed on the normal schedule, up to and through a hearing, if required.
In circumstances where the student is removed for the student's own emotional and personal safety, a resolution on the decision regarding the student's removal from the university will be addressed within an informal meeting with the Assistant Dean, with the goal of the meeting being the development of a plan for most effectively meeting the student's personal and scholarly needs as a continuing student.