Preliminary Procedure

Upon the occurrence of an incident that meets any one or more of the above conditions, a student will receive notice that he/she has been be placed on an interim suspension by the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee) pending further investigation of the matter. The student will receive written notice of his/her suspension as soon as practicable. The student has a right to a conference with the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee) within five business days.

While a student is in an interim suspension status, the student is banned from entering the campus for any reason whatsoever without the permission of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee). If the student is found on College property without such permission, the student will be arrested for trespassing and may be prosecuted by local officials if Bergen Community College believes it to be in the best interest of the College community. Should permission be granted by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee), the student shall report to Public Safety upon entering and leaving the campus.

If the information that led to the interim suspension is deemed insufficient to support this procedure, and does not suggest that the student may create an immediate danger to the College community or to College property, the student will be permitted to return to normal College activities.