Interim Sanctions and Restrictions

For alleged violations of the Code of Conduct, interim sanctions, including but not limited to, interim suspension, loss of contact with another student, immediate removal from the residence halls, reassignment to alternate housing, and/or restrictions from designated residence halls or campus facilities or events on a temporary basis may be imposed by the Vice President for Student Life or designee. Interim sanctions should be assigned only when there is reason to believe that the student poses a threat to harm oneself or others, damage college property, or disrupt normal college operations.

The Vice President for Student Life or designee contemplating taking the action shall make an effort to meet with the student prior to imposing an interim sanction to inform his or her of the alleged violation(s) and of the reasons for the proposed interim sanction. During this meeting, the student will be afforded an opportunity to make a brief statement regarding the alleged violation(s). If the student fails to attend a scheduled meeting, or if such a meeting is unreasonably difficult to afford, action may be taken in his/her absence.

If, following the meeting (or in absence of a meeting as described above), the administrator decides that implementation of an interim sanction is warranted, the student will be served with a written notice of the interim sanction. An interim sanction will become effective immediately upon being served with the written notice. If serving with written notice is not immediately possible, the University will identify the most efficient means of communication.

Interim sanctions are a temporary resolution that will be imposed pending disciplinary or criminal proceedings, or medical evaluation. The required formal hearing will be held not later than ten calendar days from the date the written notice was served, unless unusual circumstances are present.

Interim sanctions are not subject to appeal prior to the required formal hearing.