INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL POLICY

A student is subject to involuntary withdrawal from a course when, in the opinion of the instructor, the student engages in disruptive behavior.  If a student has been warned about specific behavior and continues to present a disruption, the instructor may request the student’s withdrawal from the course by submitting to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, in writing, the facts of the case.

An instructor will issue an oral warning to a student regarding the unacceptable behavior.  If the instructor is still dissatisfied with the student’s behavior that occurs after the oral warning, a written warning will be issued to the student. The written warning will describe specifically what behavior changes must occur if the student is to remain in the course.  If the instructor requests an involuntary withdrawal after issuing a written warning, the Vice President, if he/she concurs, may withdraw the student from the course.  The Vice President may also mediate the situation in order to facilitate a change in the disputed behavior, or deny the request of the instructor.

In certain serious situations, the student may be withdrawn from the course and also face disciplinary action by the College without prior warning.  Serious situations include, but are not limited to, verbal abuse, violence, threats of violence, intimidation, persistent behavior that prevents the instructor from maintaining order and carrying out classroom activities, and behavior that is or could be a violation of federal, state and local laws.