Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Interim Suspension

Section 3335-23-20 of the Code of Student Conduct provides:

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. This temporary suspension will be confirmed by a written statement and shall remain in effect until the conclusion of a full hearing or administrative decision, without undue delay, in accordance with the rules of the Ohio state university. The student may, within three working days of the imposition of the suspension, petition the vice president for student life for reinstatement. The petition 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. A decision on such petition will be made without undue delay by the vice president for student life or designee. (Board approval dates: 3/2/2001, 7/11/2003, 5/14/2010, 4/6/2012, 9/2/2016)

What to do if you have been interimly 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 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 isn't a witness or party to the case. 

We encourage you to call the Office of Student Advocacy (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 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 hearing officer.

You may, within three working days of the imposition of the suspension, petition the vice president for student life for reinstatement. The petition 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.