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Readmission to Residence Procedures

Due to the varying circumstances that may result in interim suspension from residency, there are separate processes outlined below to address the re-admission process for two unique situations.  There is a separate process for interim suspension of residency and re-admission procedure for transports or removals resulting from intoxication from alcohol or other drugs; and a separate interim suspension of residency and re-admission procedure for transports or removals resulting from a mental health crisis.

Alcohol and Other Drug Transport/Removal Readmission Process

  1. The student must schedule a meeting with the Director of Residential Education or designee (henceforth, “Director”).  During the meeting, the Director will determine whether or not the student is perceived to be an immediate detriment to his/her safety or to the welfare of the residence hall environment, and whether or not the student will be approved to return to his or her residence.  This decision may be made by the Director in consultation with Alcohol and Drug  Education Program (ADEP) staff.  In all scenarios presented hereafter, should ADEP staff be unable or unavailable for any reason, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff will serve as backup. Should the Director request consultation, the student will be asked to sign a waiver allowing ADEP to share impressions with the Director and/or other pertinent stakeholders.
  • If a student does not wish to sign the waiver, the Director will make a decision without the aid of consultation with ADEP, which may result in denial of readmission if the Director determines that the student is perceived to be an immediate detriment to his/her safety or to the welfare of the residence hall environment, or referral to the Dean of Students for further review
  • If the behavior resulting in the interim suspension from residency involved a possible violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drugs policy or other standard of conduct, the Director will refer the case to Student Conduct for a conduct conference.  This conference will take place within 72 hours of the meeting with the Director.  If a student is responsible for a violation, sanctions will be issued that may include a referral to ADEP for the appropriate assessment and education program.
    • If a student is referred to ADEP for a sanction, the student must complete a brief assessment within 72 hours* of the student conduct conference.  *(This timeframe may be adjusted based on staff availability).
    • If responsible for any student conduct violation, a student may receive sanctions including but not limited to education projects, probationary status, removal from residence, suspension, or dismissal as an outcome of the student conduct process.

 

Mental Health Transport/Removal Readmission Process

The Dean of Students or representative will reach out to schedule the meeting within 2 business days of the student’s removal from campus.  This process will determine whether the student is approved to return to campus and any additional actions required by the student as a result of the situation. A student may only return to campus after this decision has been issued. Returning to campus prior to your assessment meeting is in direct violation of the Student Conduct Code.

Transported/Removed residents are not allowed entry into any of the residence halls or to attend classes until approved by the Dean of Students Office. Once the Dean of Students has given a student permission to return to campus, additional conversations with the Director of Residential Education may be needed for permission to return to the residence halls.  For additional information please refer to The College of New Jersey’s Involuntary Withdrawal Policy http://www.tcnj.edu/~academic/policy/InvoluntaryWithdrawal.htm.

If the behavior resulting in the interim suspension from residency involved a possible violation of the College standards of conduct separate from the mental health related crisis, he or she may refer the case to Student Conduct for a conduct conference.  This conference will take place within 72 hours of the meeting with the Director.

If responsible for any student conduct violation, a student may receive sanctions including but not limited to educational projects, probationary status, removal from residence, suspension or dismissal as an outcome of the student conduct process.

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