A student who has been administratively withdrawn may request an informal hearing before a hearing officer appointed by the associate dean of academic affairs by submitting a written request to be heard within two business days from receipt of the notice of the administrative withdrawal. A hearing will be set as soon as possible.

The student shall remain involuntarily suspended pending completion of the hearing.

The hearing shall be informal and non-adversarial. During the hearing, the student may present relevant information and may be advised by a School of Divinity faculty or staff member or a licensed health professional of his/her choice. The role of the adviser is limited to providing advice to the student.  

At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall decide whether to uphold the administrative withdrawal or whether to reconsider, and the student shall be provided written notice of the hearing officer’s decision as soon as possible.