Op3.04-11 Class Disruption
Students are expected to comply with all reasonable directives of the Faculty, especially
directives regarding class behavior. Faculty are encouraged to address class disruption
with students as soon as issues arise. Ultimately, Faculty have original jurisdiction
over the class and may deny a student who is disruptive the ability to attend the
If class disruption continues, Faculty may, following consultation with the appropriate Academic Unit Leader and/or college dean, administratively withdraw a student from a course. Faculty must notify the Student in writing of the administrative withdrawal, including the reasons for such withdrawal.
In order to contest the administrative withdrawal, the Student must, within three (3) business days of the receipt of the written notification of administrative withdrawal, request, in writing, a meeting with the Provost. The Provost (or Provost’s designee), will meet with the student to discuss the situation and the reasons for the administrative withdrawal. Following this meeting, the Provost (or Provost’s designee) will make a determination as to whether the student should be administratively withdrawn. The Provost’s (or Provost’s designee’s) decision is final.
Any student that is disrupting class or administratively withdrawn from a course must be reported to the Dean of Student’s Office for potential follow-up by the University’s Office of Student Conduct and/or Behavioral Intervention Team.
Line of authority
Responsible administrator and office: Office of the Provost
Contact person in that office: Provost
Presidential approval: August 14, 2023