Student Handbook

3.9.3 - ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION

Under certain, limited circumstances described in this section, the Dean of Students or designee may place a student on administrative separation status, following an initial individualized assessment of a student in which the University determines in the exercise of its judgment that a student meets one or more of the following criteria: 

  

  1. The student presents a substantial risk of harm to, or endangers the safety, health, or well-being of, the University community or any member of the University community. 
  2. The student presents a substantial risk of significantly disrupting the University community or any member of the community. 
  3. The student has demonstrated a significant and/or persistent inability to meet the community expectations of independent living or academic engagement. 
  4. In matters of alleged Sex Discrimination, the Title IX & Interpersonal Violence Coordinator has the authority to impose Administrative Separation. Any student placed on Administrative Separation pending the Student Conduct Process may not return until after the conclusion of the Student Conduct Process. Should a responding party be found responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, Administrative Separation may be continued or initiated pending conclusion of any appeal proceedings.

  

3.9.3.1 – Administrative Separation Pending Individualized Assessment 
Upon recognizing a threat to the safety, health, or well-being of any member of the University community, and prior to a Committee’s review of the circumstances related to the imposition of an Involuntary Leave, the Dean of Students or designee may temporarily place a student on administrative separation status pending an individualized assessment. Administrative separation pending individualized assessment may include barring the student from being present on campus and from participating in any university-related activities until the investigation has been completed.  The conditions of administrative separation will be provided to the student in writing. If the Dean of Students or designee places a student on administrative separation pending an individualized assessment, the Committee’s review will conclude within five business days of the start of administrative separation.