Faculty are authorized to exclude any student from the classroom for sufficient cause, including disruptive or violent conduct. Such conduct includes any physical abuse or threat of abuse which is dangerous to the health, safety, or well-being of the instructor or other students as it relates to classroom activities, academic evaluation, or conduct which interferes with the learning process for other students.
Any exclusion from the classroom must be reported within 24 hours, in writing, to the department chair, the college dean, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The report should include all pertinent facts and should verify that: (a) the student has been advised of the reason(s) for exclusion from class; (b) the student has been afforded an opportunity to state his or her case informally; and (c) the student has been advised of the right to a hearing as provided by University procedures. The Vice President for Student Affairs, or designee, will initiate the procedures to determine the necessity for, and extent of, University disciplinary action.
The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining procedures to administer this policy and for evaluating their effectiveness.