The Office of Community Standards | Bridgewater State University
Part V: Interim Administrative Action
1. The Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, or designee may impose an interim “University Suspension,” an interim “Removal from Housing,” an interim “Loss of Recognition”, and/or other necessary restrictions on a respondent prior to or during an Administrative Review of the respondent’s alleged violation. Such action may be taken when, in the professional judgment of a University official, a threat of harm to persons or property exists, or to protect the safety of any person.
2. Interim administrative actions are not sanctions. They are taken in an effort to protect the safety and well-being of the complainant, respondent, other members of the University Community, the University, or property. Interim administrative actions are preliminary in nature; and are in effect only until an Administrative Review has been completed. However, violations of interim administrative actions may result in additional violations and sanctions including University Suspension or University Expulsion or Loss of Recognition.
3. Interim administrative actions imposed by the Vice-President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, or designee may remain in effect through the conclusion of the appellate process.
Updated 8/2017 (no revisions) by Peter Wiernicki, Office of Community Standards