Interim Suspension Procedures
For alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct or after a felony arrest, interim sanctions, including but not limited to, interim suspension, reassignment to alternate housing, limitation of access to designated University housing facilities and/or campus facilities by time and location, and limitation of privilege to engage in specified University activities may be imposed by the Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee. Such restrictions are to be utilized only when there is reason to believe that the student poses a substantial threat to harm oneself or others, damage University property, or disrupt the stability and continuance of normal University operations and functions.
During a period of interim suspension, a student may be denied access to the residence halls, and/or to the campus (including classes), and to all other University activities or events which the student might otherwise be eligible to participate in or attend.
Prior to imposing an interim sanction for alleged violations of the Code, the Vice President or a designee contemplating taking the action shall meet with the student unless it can be shown that such a meeting is impossible or unreasonably difficult to afford. During the meeting, the student will be informed of his or her alleged violation(s) and of the reasons for the proposed interim sanction. After this information is provided, the student will be afforded an opportunity to make a brief statement regarding the alleged violation(s).
If after hearing the student's statement or following a determination that a meeting with the student is impossible or unreasonably difficult to afford, the administrator decides that implementation of an interim sanction is warranted, the student shall be served with a written notice of the interim sanction. An interim sanction shall become effective immediately upon being served with the written notice.
Interim sanctions are temporary actions that will be enforced only until such time as a formal student judicial hearing and the resulting decision making process have been completed. The required formal hearing shall be provided within a reasonable length of time which, unless unusual circumstances are present, shall be held not later than ten calendar days from the date the written notice was served.
Interim sanctions may not be appealed prior to the required judicial hearing.
If the Interim Suspension is not upheld by the AUJC the University is committed to a policy whereby reasonable efforts are taken to assist an individual who has been disadvantaged with respect to academic status or employment.