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
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.