Statement on Violent Felony Crime

Any student who is a victim of a violent felony crime is encouraged to immediately report such an offense to both College authorities and law enforcement officials. The Campus Security Office, the Affirmative Action Officer, V.P. for Administration and Finance or the V.P. for Students are prepared to receive such reports.

The President of the College may suspend a charged student, pending a hearing, whenever in the President’s judgment, the student’s presence constitutes a clear danger to that student or to the safety of person’s or property on the premises of the college. Such suspension is also appropriate if the presence of the charged student threatens to disrupt the normal functions of the college.

The College disciplinary proceedings are not a substitute for the criminal justice system, and consequently, felony level charges are not handled under the Code of Student Conduct. If a student is charged with a felony offense, the College will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a student.

The College will notify the campus community if a serious crime has occurred in a timely fashion. Such notification will be made through electronic mail, campus bulletin boards and verbal announcements when appropriate. Please see the related Missing Student Notification Policy.