FlU Student Handbook 2017-2018 - page 111

Policies & Regulations
FIU-2501 Student Code of Conduct
The policies, regulations and requirements contained in
this Student Code of Conduct may be revised in order
to serve the needs of the University Students, faculty
and staff, and to respond to changes in the law. The
University or the Florida International University Board
of Trustees may make changes in policies, regulations
and other requirements. The ultimate responsibility for
knowing University requirements and regulations rests
with the Student. For the latest Student Code of Conduct,
please refer to the website of the Office of Student
Conduct & Conflict Resolution (SCCR) at:
1. A student who poses a serious danger of imminent
or serious physical harm to himself/ herself or others
at the University will be involuntarily withdrawn from
the University by the Vice President for Student Affairs
or his/ her designee upon appropriate consultation
with a team consisting of the Executive Director of the
Student Health Services, the Director of Counseling
and Psychological Services, or their respective
designees, and other University officials as deemed
2. The Vice President or designee reserves the right to
impose an immediate and temporary withdrawal, prior
to the review of all information. In such cases, the
student shall be offered an opportunity to discuss the
matter with the Vice President for Student Affairs or
his/her designee, immediately prior thereto, and shall
be offered the opportunity to provide documentation
from an appropriate healthcare provider who has
conducted a proper assessment of the student and
concluded that the student does not pose a serious
imminent threat of harm to himself/herself or others.
3. A student subject to involuntary withdrawal is entitled
to the following:
a. Notice of intent to remove the student pursuant to
this policy stating the reasons for the action.
b. The opportunity to present relevant information for
consideration of his/her case personally or by a
health professional working with that student, if the
student is not capable of self-representation.
c. The opportunity to have an advisor of the student’s
own choice accompany the student.
4. A student who is involuntary withdrawn shall receive a
refund of fees per University policy.
5. Students who are involuntarily withdrawn from the
University shall have a hold placed on their records,
which will prevent them from being readmitted or
reenrolled in the institution except as stated in this
paragraph. A student may request readmission
or reenrollment at the University by providing the
Vice President of Student Affairs, or designee, with
documentation from an appropriate healthcare
provider who has conducted a proper assessment of
the student and concluded that the student does not
pose a serious threat of harm to himself/herself or
others. In cases where the Vice President or designee
has imposed other conditions for readmission, it is the
responsibility of the student to provide documentation
of compliance with such conditions.
6. A student who is not involuntarily withdrawn may be
subject to conditions to continue enrollment at the
University. In such cases, the student will be provided
with a written summary of conditions and must meet
all conditions in order to maintain student status.
A student who fails to meet such conditions will be
subject to involuntary withdrawal by the Vice President
or designee, or will be subject to charges through the
University’s judicial process for failure to comply.
7. The current medical withdrawal process should not
be used to handle withdrawals related to mental
health issues where an imminent threat is evident
(e.g., the student has been hospitalized under the
Baker Act) or a violation of the Student Code of
Conduct has allegedly occurred. The above policy and
procedure will instead be applied.
8. All university housing residents who are hospitalized
under the Baker Act, must be examined by a
psychologist at the Counseling and Psychological
Services Center. The student will not be allowed
to reside in university residence halls pending the
assessment (per the Housing Agreement). The student
may be required to undergo a psychological evaluation
in order to remain in or return to university residence
halls. If a psychological evaluation is required, the
student may not remain or return to university
residence halls unless the psychologist conducting the
evaluation determines that the student does not pose
a significant present or imminent threat to himself/
herself or others, and it is reasonable to assume the
student can function independently in a residential
community. Following this evaluation, the student who
remains or is allowed to return to university residence
halls, must comply with the recommendations of the
evaluating psychologist in order to continue to reside
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