Student Conduct

Administrative Action

POLICY 

The Vice Provost/Vice President for Student Affairs or designee may take administrative action(s) against a student and/or a student group to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the university community or any member of it. Administrative action includes, but is not limited to, a “no contact” directive, removal of privileges (including access to campus property and/or participation in remote/virtual campus programs), removal from or relocation within the residential community, suspension of activity, and/or suspension from the university. If administrative action is issued while a disciplinary action is pending, such action may remain in effect until the disciplinary process is resolved.

PROCEDURE 

  • Any member of the university community who has reason to believe that a student or student group may pose a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the university community or any member of it should contact the Vice Provost/Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) or other staff within Student Affairs as appropriate. 
  • The VPSA or designee, in consultation as necessary with the Behavioral Assessment Team and/or other appropriate individuals/agencies, will conduct a review of available information and, where necessary and appropriate, gather additional information. 
  • Based on the available information, the VPSA or designee shall determine whether administrative action is warranted based on the nature of the risk posed by the student, the probability of harm to the university community, and whether reasonable alternatives would significantly mitigate the risk. The VPSA or designee will prepare a written statement identifying and explaining the administrative action(s). 
  • A student who is subject to an administrative action has three business days from receipt of the written statement to request a meeting with the VPSA or designee to contest the administrative action. Based on the information shared by the student in the meeting, the VPSA or designee shall consider whether any modification to the administrative action is warranted and communicate the decision to the student in writing no later than three days after the meeting. The administrative action may be, at the discretion of the VPSA or designee and subject to the risk determinations as noted above, in force through the period of requested reconsideration of the administrative decision.