Student Conduct Code - Section 6.12 Physical and Psychological Emergencies

If a student’s behavior is incompatible with the Student Conduct Code or the policies of Student Housing and Residential Education, the University reserves the right to impose: a) interim suspension from the University and/or University–operated housing; b) a required professional evaluation and treatment; c) withdrawal from University-operated housing; and/or d) withdrawal from the University.

The intent of this policy is to assist the student who cannot function effectively in the University community without posing a risk to themselves or infringing upon the rights of others. This policy also provides mechanisms by which a student may continue toward the completion of their academic goals, if not immediately, then in the future.

The student may be allowed to return to classes and to their University-operated residence (if applicable), if they agree to take the treating professional’s recommended therapeutic steps. If the student refuses to take such steps, or if the disruptive, dangerous, or otherwise unacceptable behavior continues, the University may withdraw the student from classes and/or from University-operated housing. Such action could occur if, in the judgment of the University, the condition was such that the student could not reasonably be accommodated in the academic program or residential facilities; if the student is a threat to self and/or others; or is disruptive to others or to the University community.

The Associate Vice Provost of Student Life and Dean of Students or designee (in consultation with the appropriate offices which may include but are not limited to, Student Disability Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Student Conduct, Student Housing and Residential Education and other staff deemed as necessary) is responsible for the implementation of this policy.