Current through Register Vol. 22-07, April 1, 2022
suspension is a temporary exclusion from specified college premises or denial
of access to all activities or privileges for which a respondent might
otherwise be eligible, while an investigation and/or formal disciplinary
procedures are pending.
student conduct officer may impose a summary suspension if there is probable
cause to believe that the respondent:
violated any provision of the code of conduct; and
(b) Presents an immediate danger to the
health, safety or welfare of members of the college community; or
(c) Poses an ongoing threat of substantial
disruption of, or interference with, the operations of the college.
(3) Notice. Any respondent who has
been summarily suspended shall be served with oral or written notice of the
summary suspension. If oral notice is given, a written notification shall be
served on the respondent within two business days of the oral notice.
The written notification shall be
entitled "Notice of Summary Suspension" and shall include:
(a) The reasons for imposing the summary
suspension, including a description of the conduct giving rise to the summary
suspension and reference to the provisions of the student conduct code or the
law allegedly violated;
date, time, and location when the respondent must appear before the conduct
review officer for a hearing on the summary suspension; and
(c) The conditions, if any, under which the
respondent may physically access the campus or communicate with members of the
campus community. If the respondent has been trespassed from the campus, a
notice against trespass shall be included warning the respondent that their
privilege to enter into or remain on college premises has been withdrawn, and
that the respondent shall be considered trespassing and subject to arrest for
criminal trespass if they enter the college campus other than to meet with the
student conduct officer or conduct review officer, or to attend a disciplinary
(a) The conduct review officer shall conduct
a hearing on the summary suspension as soon as practicable after imposition of
the summary suspension.
the summary suspension hearing, the issue before the conduct review officer is
whether there is probable cause to believe that the summary suspension should
be continued pending the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings and/or whether
the summary suspension should be less restrictive in scope.
(c) The respondent shall be afforded an
opportunity to explain why summary suspension should not be continued while
disciplinary proceedings are pending or why the summary suspension should be
less restrictive in scope.
the respondent fails to appear at the designated hearing time, the conduct
review officer may order that the summary suspension remain in place pending
the conclusion of the disciplinary proceedings.
(e) As soon as practicable following the
hearing, the conduct review officer shall issue a written decision which shall
include a brief explanation for any decision continuing and/or modifying the
summary suspension and notice of any right to appeal.
(f) To the extent permissible under
applicable law, the conduct review officer shall provide a copy of the decision
to all persons or offices who may be bound or protected by it.
(6) In cases involving allegations
of sexual misconduct, the complainant shall be notified that a summary
suspension has been imposed on the same day that the summary suspension notice
is served on the respondent. The college will also provide the complainant with
timely notice of any subsequent changes to the summary suspension