Conduct Interim Measures
- The dean of students, vice president for student affairs, president, or designee may impose interim measures, up to and including an interim suspension, pending completion of applicable disciplinary proceedings in order to protect the physical or emotional safety, security and/or welfare of any member of the University community, University property, or University function. Without limiting the preceding sentence, interim suspension may be imposed when a student is arrested by an outside law enforcement agency on charges that indicate to the dean of students, vice president for student affairs, president, or designee that the accused student's presence on campus might threaten safety, security, and/or welfare of any member of the University community, University property, or University function.
- The accused student or the respondent may request review of the need for and the terms of any interim measures or accommodations imposed or requested that affect the individual directly and may submit evidence in support of her/his request. A request to add to, modify, or eliminate an interim measure or accommodation may be made to the Dean of Students. Upon receipt of such a request, the Dean of Students will inform the other party of the request and allow the other party to respond, including submitting evidence if desired. A decision will be made and shared with the complainant as promptly as possible and, absent unusual circumstances, within one calendar week. The Dean of Students may modify the interim measures or accommodations on a temporary basis and while the parties are submitting their information and responses.
- During an interim suspension, a student may be denied access to the residence halls, other University premises, and/or University activities (including classes) or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the official imposing the suspension may determine to be appropriate
- A student shall receive, either hand-delivered or by certified mail, written notice of the interim measure(s) as well as notice of the charges, including date and location of the reported incident(s) if known; the type of hearing that will take place; the date, time and location of the hearing; and the hearing procedures that will be followed. The hearing will take place within 10 business days of the imposition of the interim measure(s) to review the conduct on which the interim measure(s) are based. In cases in which an interim suspension or other interim measure is contemplated or imposed, the accused student will be given the opportunity, prior to such measure being imposed or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible, to meet with the applicable University official to show cause why the measure should not be imposed or continued. The officer’s decision as to whether to impose or continue the interim measure is final and not subject to appeal.
- The University may notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent students about the imposition of interim measures and, when applicable, of an alternative housing arrangement
- The Office of the Dean of Students notifies parents of dependent students to the extent that is allowed by the amendments to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974