If you have additional questions concerning interim suspensions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, 724-357-1264. For more information on the IUP student conduct process, review the Code of Student Conduct and Procedures.
What is an interim suspension?
In a situation where it is determined that a
student’s continued presence at the university constitutes an immediate threat
of harm to the student, other individuals, or university property, the vice
president for Student Affairs may suspend a student from IUP pending final
disposition of the case through the university student conduct process.
Once an interim suspension is implemented, the student cannot attend classes
and must leave university property and remain off university property until a
university student conduct board is convened.
How quickly is an interim suspension decision implemented?
A student is typically placed on an interim
suspension within 12 to 24 hours of the university’s notice of an incident. If
the student lives in university-owned/operated housing, the student must vacate
her/his room and turn in her/his room, apartment, or suite key by the date and
time in which the interim suspension takes effect. The student cannot return to
campus until a student conduct board hearing is conducted for the case.
How is a student notified that they have been placed on an interim suspension?
A letter from or on behalf of the vice president
for Student Affairs is either hand-delivered to the suspended student, or the
suspended student is called and required to pick up the letter from the Office
of the Vice President of Student Affairs, 212 Sutton Hall, or the Office of
Student Conduct, G11 Ruddock Hall. This letter provides the date and time that
the interim suspension takes effect.
What if a student misses classes during an interim suspension, but is later reinstated?
The student is guaranteed the opportunity to make up any academic work missed during the time in which the interim suspension was imposed. It is the student’s responsibility to make specific arrangements with the faculty member to complete assignments.