A. Declaration of Emergency
The President may declare a state of emergency in the event of disruption on the campus of an order which threatens the minimal internal security of the campus or the continuation of its normal educational processes. In doing so he or she may initially suspend these procedures in whole or in part for a period of three (3) days in his/her sole discretion. Thereafter he or she may extend the suspension for additional periods not exceeding five (5) days after consultation with the Student Conduct Council. The initial declaration and any continuations shall be publicized by all appropriate means.
B. Provisional Indefinite Suspensions
During the continuation of any such declared emergency, the President may on his/her sole initiative provisionally suspend for an indefinite period any student whose continued presence on campus is judged by him/her to constitute a specific and immediate threat to the physical well-being of other members of the College community or to the continuation of its normal educational processes. The student may, in writing, petition the Review Board to end the suspension. Such a petition may be no sooner than three (3) days after the provisional suspension was enacted. If he/she is not re-instated by the Board, he/she may only be reinstated through the normal procedures for re-admission to the College.
C. Provisional Suspension or Restrictions Without a Declaration of Emergency
The Dean of Students, without the declaration of a state of emergency by the President, may on his/her sole initiative (a) provisionally suspend, for a period not to exceed five days, any student whose continued presence on campus is judged by him/her to constitute a specific and immediate threat to the physical well-being of other members of the College community or to the continuation of its normal educational processes or (b) impose, for a period not to exceed five days, lesser restrictions (such as social probation, exclusion from campus except during certain hours or for certain purposes, removal from the residence hall or restrictions on access to particular buildings or part of campus); provided that the Dean may not suspend or restrict the activities of a student pursuant to these provisions unless the Dean has determined that disciplinary proceedings are reasonably likely to be initiated against the student in accordance with Part III. If disciplinary proceedings are not initiated within the period of suspension, the suspension shall terminate. If disciplinary proceedings are initiated within the period of suspension, at the discretion of the Dean, the suspension may be extended until the hearing.
D. Summary Procedures of Traffic Violations
The President of the College may in his discretion promulgate a summary procedure for the disposition of violations of traffic regulations in lieu of the formal procedures provided in preceding sections of this Part III.