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Statement on Emotional Stability

A student who has violated the Student Code of Conduct and is regarded as evidencing psychological instability which interferes with his or her normal functioning may be recommended by the director of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility for an evaluation by a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Recommendation for such evaluation will be made to assist in determining sanction. If the student accepts the recommendation, he or she will be informed that an oral report will be made by the psychologist to the director of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility only if a release of information is authorized. If the student refuses the recommendation, the hearing process will continue as if no recommendation were made. When a student's emotional instability, as evaluated by the psychologist, is considered an important contributing factor to the act(s) leading to a suspension, a medical hold, independent of the suspension, will be placed on the student's academic record. The medical hold will be released if the student demonstrates to a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services that the emotional instability has been sufficiently resolved.