Student Handbook

UWS Chapter 17: Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS 17.19 Emergency Suspension

  1. The chief administrative officer may impose an emergency suspension on a student, pending final institutional action on a report of nonacademic misconduct, in accordance with the procedures of this section.
  2. The chief administrative officer of each institution may impose an emergency suspension on a student when all of the following conditions are met:
    1. The investigating officer has made a reasonable attempt to offer the student the opportunity for discussion, either in person or by telephone;
    2. The investigating officer recommends a sanction of suspension or expulsion; and
    3. The chief administrative officer concludes, based on the available information, that the misconduct occurred and that the student’s continued presence on campus meets one or more of the following conditions:
      1. Would constitute a potential for serious harm to the student;
      2. Would constitute a potential for serious harm to others;
      3. Would pose a threat of serious disruption of university-run or university-authorized activities; or
      4. Would constitute a potential for serious damage to university facilities or property.
  3. If the chief administrative officer determines that an emergency suspension is warranted under sub. (2), he or she shall promptly have written notification of the emergency suspension delivered to the student. The chief administrative officer’s decision to impose an emergency suspension shall be effective immediately when delivered to the student and is final.
  4. Where an emergency suspension is imposed, the hearing on the underlying allegations of misconduct shall be held, either on or outside of university lands, within 21 days of the imposition of the emergency suspension, unless the student agrees to a later date.
  5. An emergency suspension imposed in accordance with this section shall be in effect until the decision in the hearing on the underlying charges pursuant to s. UWS 17.12 is rendered or the chief administrative officer rescinds the emergency suspension. In no case shall an emergency suspension remain in effect for longer than 30 days, unless the student agrees to a longer period.
  6. If the chief administrative officer determines that none of the conditions specified in sub. (2)(c) are present, but that misconduct may have occurred, the case shall proceed in accordance with s. UWS 17.12.

Revised effective September 1, 2009