When the senior associate dean and the associate dean of academic affairs, or his/her designee, based on a student’s conduct, actions or statements, has reasonable cause to believe that the student meets one or more of the criteria for administrative withdrawal, he or she may initiate an assessment of the student’s ability to safely participate in the University’s program.

The senior associate dean and associate dean of academic affairs may initiate this assessment by first meeting with the student to:

  1. Review available information concerning the behavior and/ or incidents which have caused concern,
  2. Provide the student with a copy of the Administrative Withdrawal Policy and Procedure and discuss its contents with the student,
  3. Provide the student an opportunity to explain his/her behavior, and
  4. Discuss options available to the student, including counseling, voluntary withdrawal and evaluation for involuntary withdrawal. If the student agrees to withdraw voluntarily from the University and waives any right to any further procedures available under this policy, the student will be given a grade of W for all courses, will be advised in writing of any conditions necessary prior to reenrollment, and will be referred for appropriate mental health services. If the student refuses to withdraw voluntarily from the University, and there continues to be reasonable cause to believe the student meets one or more of the criteria for administrative withdrawal, the senior associate dean or the associate dean of academic affairs may require the student to be evaluated by an appropriate mental health professional.