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Involuntary Health and Safety Withdrawal

The Dean of Students or designee (henceforth, “Dean of Students”) retains discretion to apply the Involuntary Health or Safety Withdrawal policy at any time in reviewing the behavior or incident that resulted in administrative removal from residency.

  • The Dean of Students will review the incident report submitted by Residential Education and Housing staff and will determine whether to apply the Involuntary Health and Safety Withdrawal process.  For this complete process please see: Involuntary Withdrawal Policy
  • If the Dean of Students determines it is appropriate to apply the Involuntary Health and Safety Withdrawal process the Dean of Students may withdraw the student on an interim basis, followed by the formal process outlined in the policy, or  refer the incident to the Behavior and Response Team (BART) for application of the formal process.  Please refer to the complete Involuntary Health and Safety Withdrawal policy for more details about the process.
  • If the Dean of Students determines the Involuntary Health and Safety Withdrawal policy does not apply, the student is required to apply for readmission through the procedures below.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Interim Suspension of Residency

Any resident student found to be severely intoxicated by alcohol or other drugs by the determination of the responding Residential Education and Housing professional staff or other campus official may be referred to a hospital for medical attention.  If the student refuses medical attention, professional Residential Education and Housing staff may notify emergency contact(s) to have the student removed from residence on an interim basis.  If after reviewing the incident report, the Dean of Students or designee determines that the involuntary health or safety withdraw policy does not apply, and the resident student wishes to apply to return to residence he or she must follow the procedure below.

Mental Health Interim Suspension of Residency

Any resident student found to be experiencing a mental health crisis may be referred for psychiatric evaluation at a hospital providing such service.  If the student refuses transport for psychiatric evaluation, Residential Education and Housing professional staff or campus official may notify emergency contact(s) to have the student removed from residence on an interim basis.  If the Dean of Students determines that the Involuntary Health or Safety Withdraw policy does not apply, and the resident student wishes to return to residence he or she must follow the procedure below.

Administrative Removal From Residence

As noted in the Annual Residence Hall and Dining Service Contract, section O. “the College reserves the right to take appropriate action against a resident, including termination of this agreement, if a resident violates College rules or is otherwise a detriment to his/her safety or to the welfare of the residence hall environment.” The procedure for termination is as follows.

At the discretion of Residential Education and Housing staff or other college official, if a resident student evidences behavior that is determined to be detrimental to his/her safety or the welfare of the residential community, they may be transported to the hospital for emergency assessment and treatment.  Contemporaneous to the transport, the resident student will be subject to an interim suspension from residency, requiring the resident student to apply for readmission to residency through the procedures below.  Under some circumstances a student may refuse transport; however, by doing so, will result in emergency contact notification for immediate removal of the student from residence, and the same procedures for readmission identified below apply.

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