Student Conduct Code - Section 7.2 Interim Actions

In certain circumstances, prior to the informational or conduct meeting, the University may impose interim action(s) upon a student when there is reason to believe, based upon available information, that the student:

  • has information about a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code; or
  • has been involved in a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code; or
  • poses an immediate threat to the safety, health or welfare of persons, property or the orderly operation of the University. 

Interim action includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Interim Suspension: This action requires a student to leave the University immediately, and not return during the suspension period, and/or comply with other stated conditions for the specified period.
  • Interim Housing Relocation or Removal: This action will require a student to either be relocated to a different living community or be removed from campus housing until the pending alleged policy violations are resolved through the conduct process. If relocated, the student will only be able to enter the residence hall to which they are relocated.  If removed, the student will not be able to enter any residential facility during the specified period.
  • Ineligibility for Graduation: A graduating student involved with alleged Code violations prior to graduation may not graduate, participate in graduation ceremonies, or receive a diploma until the matter has been processed and assigned outcomes completed.
  • Withholding Degree: The University may withhold the diploma of students who have been alleged with a violation of University policy even though they have completed all academic requirements. In circumstances where expulsion is a possibility for conduct violations, the diploma may be withheld until the conduct allegations have been resolved and/or assigned outcomes completed. 

The student will receive written notification of interim action that will indicate the Student Conduct Code section(s) alleged to have been violated and specify the terms and conditions of the interim action. The terms and conditions may a) exclude the respondent from entering campus or particular areas of the campus, including classes and University-operated housing facilities; b) restrict the respondent from participating in specific activities; c) prohibit the respondent from contacting or communicating with certain individuals; and/or d) other related conditions for the period of suspension. Under the terms and conditions of the suspension, the respondent shall be restricted only to the minimum extent necessary. 

Any student who violates any interim action or conditions during the interim period shall be subject to further conduct action and may be treated as a trespasser. Permission to be on campus for a specific purpose must be requested and obtained in writing from the Vice President for Student Life or designee.

Following the imposition of interim action, the regular conduct process will proceed as described within this handbook.