Withdrawal

If you are withdrawing from University, you must begin the withdrawal process by visiting the Student Life Office. They will then help you through the exit process.

  • A student who leaves the University without properly withdrawing is subject to suspension and may incur other charges.

Involuntary Withdrawal [EC 8/21].

Involuntary withdrawal is non-disciplinary. When a student is involuntarily withdrawn, the welfare of our students is always our primary concern. Involuntary withdrawal may occur when at least one of the following criteria is met when:

  • a student poses a credible risk of significant physical harm to himself/herself or others,
  • a student significantly impedes the ability of other students to pursue their academic or campus-life experience, or
  • a student significantly impedes the university faculty and staff from providing a quality educational, residential or campus-life experience for other students.

The involuntary withdrawal decision is made by the Student Care Committee comprised of Student Life Deans, a nursing faculty member or campus nurse, and the academic representative. The Student Care Committee can establish accommodations to help the student continue on-campus, set expectations for continued enrollment, or withdraw the student involuntarily from the University.

 

Appeals

Any decision of the Student Care Committee that results in involuntary withdrawal may be appealed to the Executive Council by the student.

  • The student must notify the Student Life Office within 24 hours if they intend to appeal.
  • The written appeal must be submitted to the Student Life Office within two business days.
  • Appeals by parents or other interested persons will not be considered unless the appeals are attested to in their entirety by the affected student.
  • The appeal must establish that the Student Care Committee’s decision failed to consider relevant information including newly discovered information or evidence or was contrary to standard policy and procedure.
  • The decisions of the Executive Council are final.

When a student appeals a decision, the Executive Council may uphold, reduce or modify, or amplify the previous decision.