A condition of probation may be automatic suspension or dismissal upon a finding of fact (under procedures set forth in Article 5 herein) that a violation of a condition of probation or any other violation did occur.
Suspension/Dismissal from an Academic Program. Exclusion from an academic program as set forth in the notice for a definite or indefinite period of time.
Suspension.Exclusion from classes and other privileges or activities as set forth in the notice for a definite period of time. Suspension may include exclusion from the campus and property belonging to the University for a stated period of time.
Dismissal. Permanent termination of student status. Additional Sanctions
Sanctions in addition to those listed inArticle 4.1 may be established by the University.
The University reserves the right to suspend a student, summarily and without notice, if in the judgment of the President of the University or the President's representative a student's presence would constitute a continuing danger to the person himself/herself, other persons, or property, or the operation of the University would be seriously impaired. In the case of temporary suspension, the student will be given written notice of the charges against him or her and a hearing before a Hearing Officer will be held within three (3) business days. The hearing will be conducted according to procedures outlined in section 5.2.3 of this document.
Automatic Sanctions for Grave Offenses
Certain grave offenses require that the sanctions be stipulated in advance and imposed automatically.The following shall be breaches of the student conduct regulations for which the minimum sanction of suspension is mandatory.
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Bomb threat or knowingly false bomb warning. Willful destruction of property worth more than $1,000. Willful disruption of scheduled University activities.
Violence against persons which results in bodily injury requiring substantial medical treatment.
Violence against persons which constitutes sexual assault.
Administering or causing to be administered to any person unknowingly or against the person's will any "Controlled Substance" as defined in the Controlled Substances Act of 1971, as amended.
Sale or distribution of, or aiding or assisting in the sale or distribution of, any "Controlled Substance" as defined in the Controlled Substances Act of 1971, as amended.
Possession of a firearm or any other dangerous weapon as described in Section 3.2.14.
Revocation of the Privilege of being a Registered Student Organization.
Disciplinary Probation. Subjection to a period of critical examination and evaluation of behavior. In addition to any of the sanctions set forth above, the student or organization may be placed on probation for a stated period. Placement on probation may include additional restrictions or requirements, not limited to the following:
Withdrawing the privilege of campus registration of a motor vehicle,
Withdrawing the privilege of membership in a campus organization,
Withdrawing the privilege of holding office in a campus organization,
Withdrawing the privilege of representing the University in any inter-University event
Requirement to complete a specified number of credit hours with a specific grade point average during the current or subsequent academic session.
Requirement to complete coursework related to the violation.
Withdrawing the privilege of using computing resources.
Participation in a riot or civil disorder as described in Section 3.2.20 or 3.2.22.
Urging other persons to commit unlawful acts during a riot or civil disorder, as described in 3.2.21.
Being present at a riot or civil disorder after an order has been given to disperse.
Violations of Sections 3.2.7 (Threat/Endangerment/Assault/Sexual Assault) or 3.2.9 (Property Damage) during a riot or civil disorder.
Violation of the terms of any injunction regulating conduct in Isabella County or the terms of the Mt. Pleasant Nuisance Party Ordinance during and as a part of a riot or civil disorder.
Student Hearing Procedures for Charged Violation of Student Conduct Regulations
Intake Conduct Proceedings Officer
A charge may be made to the Conduct Proceedings Officer by any member of the university community or may be brought by the Conduct Proceedings Officer on one’s own initiative stating that a student has violated the Specific Regulations Concerning Student Conduct (3.2). Students subject to the provisions of this Code are defined as all persons who have enrolled at the University, either full- time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree studies. Persons who have been enrolled at the University, and who have not withdrawn, are students even when they are not enrolled for a particular term. Students also include persons who have been admitted to the University and who, before their first attendance, participate in activities intended only for prospective students (e.g., orientation, leadership, band, or other camp, athletic training and practices).
One or more Conduct Proceedings Officers shall be appointed by the President or the President's designated representative. The Conduct Proceedings Officer will make, or cause to be made, an investigation of the charge.
If, from the investigation, the Conduct Proceedings Officer determines the matter may be reason for discipline under the student conduct regulations, the Conduct Proceedings Officer will notify the student that a charge has been made and will offer the student an opportunity to discuss the matter.
If notified by either United States mail or by University e-mail, the notice will be mailed to the last address for the student on file with the University Office of the Registrar.The notice will be deemed received two (2) days following the date the notice is posted at facilities of the United States Post Office or electronically sent via e-mail. In the absence of mailing, personal delivery to the student cited, or delivery to the last address on file in the Office of the Registrar constitutes proper notice. If personal delivery to the student or delivery to the last address is used, the date notice is so delivered shall be deemed the date the notice is received.
The student will have two (2) days from the date of receipt in which to respond to this notice. If the student has not responded at the end of this two day period, the Conduct Proceedings Officer will set up a hearing, and cause to be delivered to the student a copy of this document.
The student may bring an advisor of the student's choice to the discussion with the Conduct Proceedings Officer. If the student’s advisor is an attorney, the student must notify the Conduct Proceedings Officer of this at least three (3) business days in advance of the discussion. The advisor’s role is limited to providing advice to the student. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions or make oral arguments. Any case presented must be made by the student.
If the student chooses to discuss the matter, the Conduct Proceedings Officer will at the discussion inform the student of the charge(s) and the regulation(s) which are alleged to have been violated and will explain to the student the process outlined in this document.
If the charge is against a graduate student for a violation of the Policy on Academic Integrity, then the matter will be handled under Section 6.