Suspension and Separation

Questions about this policy may be directed to: The Office of the Dean of the College

In the case of sexual misconduct, violence or threat of violence where there is a concern for the safety of the community, the Dean of the College may suspend a student immediately.  After such action, the Dean of the College, the Director of Campus Safety and an EEOC Officer will consult within 48 hours after the suspension to review the case and determine if further action through internal judicial processes is indicated. At that time, a determination will be made as to whether the suspension will continue indefinitely or until a pre-determined time, such as the conclusion of an investigation. In a case where the investigation produces a suspicion of violation that leads to a Deans Panel, the suspension is at the discretion of the Dean of the College, but will normally be maintained until at least the end of the Dean’s Panel process, to include any appeals made to the President.

If a student becomes a danger to himself or herself or the College community in circumstances other than the above, the Dean of the College may administratively separate that student from the College.  This decision can be appealed to the President of the College after the student has left the College and can demonstrate that whatever reasons causing the separation are no longer present.

The Dean of the College may also separate a student from the College for cause (behavior or conduct which is detrimental to or not in keeping with Haverford’s sense of community); an appeal may be made to the President of the College on procedural grounds only.

If an Honor Council jury recommends separation as a result of an academic trial, and the Dean accepts the recommendation, the decision may be appealed on either substantive or procedural grounds.

­­­­­­The Committee on Student Standing and Programs (CSSP) has the authority to separate a student on academic grounds. Decisions of the Committee on Student Standing and Programs may also be appealed, but on procedural grounds only. For more information on CSSP, visit: www.haverford.edu/deans/OAR/cssp/index.php.

If an Honor Council jury recommends separation as the result of a social trial and the Dean of the College accepts the recommendation, the decision can be appealed on procedural and/or substantive grounds.

 

An appeal against academic or social separation must be in writing and must reach the President within five business days after receipt of written notification of the separation.  The reasons for the appeal should be clearly stated. The President’s decision on any appeal shall be final.

Last modified: September 4, 2013