Student’s Placement on an Involuntary Leave of Absence

Within five business days of the follow up meeting between the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Dean of Student Life and Conduct and the student to review the final written recommendations, the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or the Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee) will render a decision, including one of four possible determinations:

  1. The student may return to all normal campus activities without restrictions;
  2. The matter of the student’s conduct will be referred back to the normal disciplinary processes of the College from which the diversion occurred because the behavior observed is not deemed to have fallen within the parameters of this policy;
  3. The student may return to the College but with restrictions (e.g. applied mandated withdrawal from one or more classes, psychotherapy must continue on a regular basis, etc.);

The student is placed on an indefinite Involuntary Leave of Absence and may only return to the College when the procedures and conditions for reenrollment have been met. Depending on the course requirements of each course that the student is enrolled in, the student’s academic status may be affected as a result of being placed on an Involuntary Leave of Absence. The student may or may not be permitted to complete all courses upon his/her return from an Involuntary Leave of absence even if the student returns within the same semester of original enrollment in a particular course. It is the student’s sole responsibility to address his or her academic status as result of being on an Involuntary Leave of Absence.

The student has three (3) business days from the date he/she was informed of the decision to file a written appeal to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Students who are placed on an Involuntary Leave of Absence will not be eligible for tuition reimbursements except as permitted by normal College procedures. It is the student’s sole responsibility to ensure that his/her account with the College or third party lender is in good standing. If a student is required to withdraw from some or all classes, a grade of W, administratively assigned, will be reflected on the transcript in those courses from which he/she is required to withdraw.

A student that is on an Involuntary Leave of Absence will be arrested for trespassing and may be prosecuted by local officials if the College believes it to be in the best interest of the College community to do so. A student that has been granted permission to be present on any of the College campuses from the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Dean of Student Life & Conduct (or designee) shall report to Public Safety upon entering and leaving the campus.