Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Suspension

Suspension is a temporary separation from the university. Suspended students may return to the university at the end of the suspension period so long they completed any sanctions given. In some cases re-enrollment is subject to other stipulations or a petition process. Students should carefully read their outcome letter to understand the length and terms of their suspension.

Suspension affects a student’s current enrollment – you could be dropped from all of your classes regardless of your progress. Your financial aid or eligibility for a refund is likewise probably affected by this sanction. We encourage you to consult with an advisor of your choice as you consider your options, including the possible impact that any assessed sanctions may have on you and your status as a student at the university.

The effective date of your suspension is identified on your outcome letter. Please continue reading until the end to understand how the appeal process affects implementation of your suspension.

  • You have the right to appeal. You must submit your appeal within five (5) business days from the date on the outcome letter.
  • Unless a student is otherwise notified in writing, a suspension will not take effect until after the appeal period.
  • Please see the Code of Student Conduct, Section 3335-23-18 and our webpage explaining the appeal process for further information.
  • If you appeal: While the appeal is under review, your status as an Ohio State student is the same as it was before receiving your outcome letter. If you were enrolled and attending classes, you may continue while your appeal is under review.
    • Any existing restrictions or stipulations will remain in effect for the duration of your appeal period. (e.g. interim suspension, restrictions, housing changes, no contact orders).
    • You will be responsible for any charges (e.g. housing, tuition, etc.) incurred during the appeal period.
  • Once your suspension has been processed, you may not enter any Ohio State campus, facility, grounds, or sponsored event without the express permission of Student Conduct or the Vice President for Student Life, or their designee. Permissions are granted on a limited basis. Attending a scheduled appointment with a Student Conduct staff member does not require the Vice President’s approval.
  • All other requests should be directed to Matt Couch, PhD, Associate Dean of Students.
  • To request permission to enter any Ohio State campus, facility, grounds, or sponsored event, send an email to Matt Couch, PhD, Associate Dean of Students and studentconduct@osu.edu:
  • While suspended, your presence on campus without express permission may result in your arrest for trespassing.
  • Your suspension is noted on your academic transcript.