3335-23-20 Interim suspension.
(A) When the vice president for student life or designee has reasonable cause to believe that the student's presence on university premises or at a university-related or registered student organization activity poses a significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or security of themselves, others, or to property, the student may be immediately suspended from all or any portion of university premises, university-related activities or registered student organization activities. The interim suspension will be confirmed by a written statement.
(B) The interim suspension shall remain in effect until:
(1) The conclusion of the student conduct process, including any appeal;
(2) The vice president of student life or designee terminates the interim suspension in writing; or
(3) The vice president of student life or designee terminates the interim suspension upon written request by the student where a determination is made that reasonable cause for the interim suspension no longer exists.
(a) The request from the student must be in writing and must include supporting documentation or evidence that the student does not pose, or no longer poses, a significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or security of themselves, others or to property.
(b) A decision on such a request will be made without undue delay by the vice president of student life or designee.
What to do if you have been interim suspended
We understand that this is a difficult experience and you have immediate questions and concerns. It is imperative that you carefully read all the information provided to you when given notice of your interim suspension.
Additionally, please understand:
Like all other students going through the Student Conduct process, you may have an advisor of your choice, however, that person cannot be a witness or a party to the case.
We encourage you to call the Student Advocacy Center (614-292-1111) for additional information about how the interim suspension affects your student status and university account.
Without express permission from the Vice President of Student Life (or designee), you CANNOT be present on campus for any reason other than a SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT at Student Conduct. Please call 614-292-0748 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with the hearing officer assigned to your case.
Direct your immediate questions and concerns, such as requesting access to your residence hall room to retrieve belongings, to your Student Conduct case manager. But note - you must have permission from the Vice President of Student Life (or designee) to be on campus. Refer to the Interim Suspension notice letter for instructions on how to request permission.
You may also petition the Vice President for Student Life for reinstatement. The petition must be in writing and must include supporting documentation or evidence that you does not pose, or no longer pose, a significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or security of yourself, others or to property. There is no required format for the petition. An email with supporting documents attached sent to the address found in your notice of interim suspension will work.