Presidential Interim Suspension

When the actions of a student threaten the good order and discipline of the university, the president may interimly suspend the student, pursuant to Section 3345.24(B) of the Ohio Revised Code, pending a prompt hearing by a University Hearing Board or an Administrative Hearing as requested by the student. The president will also determine whether the interimly suspended student may or may not remain on university property pending the completion of the hearing process. In the event the president is away from campus or otherwise unavailable, the provost (or vice president for finance and administration in the absence of the provost) may impose a presidential interim suspension consistent with the following procedure:

1.  The vice president for student affairs initiates a presidential interim suspension by providing the president with information of: 
a.  the events causing the threat to exist;
b.  the name of the student and actions allegedly violating university regulations; and,
c.  a statement of the university regulations allegedly violated by the student.

2.  If the president suspends a student, the director of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility immediately notifies the student of the interim suspension and an upcoming procedural interview.  The Student Conduct process shall occur expeditiously in accordance with the Ohio University Code of Conduct Procedures. 

3.  If the final decision is to suspend or expel the student, the sanction takes effect from the date of the presidential interim suspension. If the decision is a reprimand or disciplinary probation, or if the charges are not proven, for purposes of the record, the interim suspension will be deemed not to have occurred. The student has the right to appeal the final decision in accordance with the Ohio University Student Code of Conduct Procedure Section 7: Appeals.