The University Student Review Board provides a broad-based equitable recommendation as to the action which the University should take regarding extraordinary behavioral circumstances exhibited either by an enrolled student or a student seeking readmission who has previously been separated from the University under conditions as outlined in this procedure. Any member of the Board may refer a case of inquiry for review by the Board.
Extraordinary Behavior is an instance or pattern of behavior by a student or applicant for readmission that falls outside the scope of the University Conduct Code or which cannot be satisfactorily addressed within an academic unit, or which encompasses inseparable matters of discipline and academic progress. Which instance or pattern of behavior has or may reasonably be anticipated to have an injurious effect on the student, applicant or others, or a disruptive impact on the orderly processes, functions, and operations of the University. A history of incompatibility with other persons in the University community, threats of, or disruptive or harmful actions or activities, and relevant emotional and psychological conditions are examples of some types of behavior and circumstance comprehended by the term “extraordinary” but the term is not limited to these examples. An initial step is completion of a Violence Risk Assessment by the CARE Team.
The members of the University Student Review Board shall consist of the following persons or their designees:
- Vice President for Student Development, Chair
- University Provost
- Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
- Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication
- Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives
The Chair of the Board serves as a facilitator and oversees the process, but does not take part in decision making of the committee.
When the appointed person is unable to serve because of conflict or inability to perform, the designee shall be the holder of the associate position, or if none, the person who normally serves in the absence of the appointed person.
The Board shall meet at the call of the Chair and will maintain a permanent record of its proceedings. The Board shall invite the Complainant to attend a preliminary Board meeting during the review and to make a presentation; however, attendance by the Complainant is not a requirement.
Once the Board determines if there is enough evidence to move forward with the case a hearing will be set-up by the Chair and coordinated in a similar fashion as the traditional disciplinary process. The Chair will meet with all parties directly involved to discuss the process and expectations.
At the completion of the hearing the Board will provide a recommendation on a finding and sanction to the Chair.
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BOARD
- Having reviewed all the facts reasonable and attainable, the Board will submit its findings and recommendation. The recommendation shall specify that the person be:
- Denied readmission
- Readmitted under specified conditions
- Referred for disciplinary actions
- Referred to mental health professionals prior to re-admittance
- Observed for an additional period of time
- Required to terminate their enrollment and notified of conditions, if any, regarding procedures for any future application for re-admission
- Recommend sanction as supported by the IW Student Code of Conduct
- Subject to any combination of these recommendations
- When appropriate the Board and the student will enter into a written agreement whereby the student agrees to conduct himself/herself in a prescribed manner and agrees to undertake prescribed medical or psychological, or both, treatment or therapy. The agreement shall set forth the consequences of the failure of the student to abide by the agreement.
- The meetings of the Board shall follow the procedural rules set out in the Disciplinary Process and Sanctions
- If the Complainant or Respondent wishes to appeal the decision, he/she may do so by following the steps outlined in the Appeals Process for Conduct Meetings and Hearings.