As noted in the Annual Residence Hall and Dining Service Contract, “[t]he 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.”
If a student is determined, by Residential Education & Housing staff or another college official, to be a detriment to his or her own safety or the safety of others, he or she may be removed from residency and/or campus on an interim basis. After being removed, the student in question must apply for readmission. 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 – drug/alcohol removal or mental health removal.
Alcohol and Other Drug Transport/Removal Readmission Process
The student must schedule a meeting with the Director of Residential Education or designee (henceforth, “director” title). The student may attend classes prior to attending this meeting, unless otherwise noted. During the meeting, the Director of Residential Education 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 of Residential Education in consultation with Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP) staff and/or Counseling and Psychological Services, if needed.
If a student is transported due to alcohol or other drugs sought medical assistance from local or campus authorities (or if medical assistance was sought on his or her behalf), he or she will not be formally charged under the Student Conduct Code for unlawful use or possession of alcohol or other drugs.
However, affected students will be required to meet with a College representative and may be required to complete an evaluation or other education programs, but will not face disciplinary charges or sanctions as prescribed through the student conduct process. Please note, seeking medical assistance does not relieve any student or organization from responsibility for other policy violations that may have occurred prior to seeking medical attention, but the effort to seek help for the affected student may be a mitigating factor in sanctioning.
Mental Health Transport/Removal Readmission Process
The Dean of Students, Director of Residential Education or designee will reach out to the student to schedule a meeting. The student is not allowed to return to campus or classes prior to this meeting. During the meeting, the dean or 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 campus and/or residence. This decision may be made in consultation with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Therefore, the student will be asked to sign a waiver allowing CAPS to share impressions with the director and/or other pertinent stakeholders. The dean or director will then determine whether the student will be readmitted onto campus and/or residence. The Dean of Students may also apply an Involuntary Health or Safety Withdrawal.