2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
To consider new evidence or other relevant facts not brought out
in the original hearing sufficient to alter a decision, because such
evidence was not known, and could not have been known to the
person appealing at the time of the original hearing.
B. Generally, except for those cases in which overly harsh sanctions were
imposed, or in which some bias was found to have existed at the original
hearing, the dean of Student Life should remand valid appeals back to
the Student Review Committee or Student Life dean. Cases involving new
evidence that are remanded will be regarded as new cases, which can then
be appealed again to the dean of Student Life.
C. All appeals of decisions by the Student Review Committee shall be made
to the dean of Student Life. The dean of Student Life’s decisions may then
be appealed to the provost. These decisions may then be appealed to the
president, who shall be the final hearing authority.
V. Exceptional Circumstances
The university reserves the right in exceptional circumstances, when the safety
and well-being of the student or university community is at stake, to have the dean
of Student Life, in consultation with the provost and/or the president, intervene
and resolve the matter administratively rather than through the Student Review
Committee. The following are examples of exceptional circumstances: the
disciplinary process is not functioning according to established policy; criminal
activity; significant sexual misconduct; a student’s behavior warrants a treatment
program or placement in a treatment facility; or imminent risk of harm to self or
others. The disciplinary decision may still be appealed as stated.
Special Administrative Evaluation/Involuntary Withdrawal
Columbia International University reserves the right to deny admission, continued
enrollment, or readmittance to any student whose background, prior enrollment,
or current behavior indicates that his/her attendance at the university would
endanger his/her physical or emotional health, safety, or welfare; property or
welfare of the members of the academic, or greater CIU, community; or interfere
with the orderly and effective performance of the university as it seeks to
accomplish its mission.
A student may be required to abide by special requirements or sanctions (including
restriction from the university residence halls, voluntary or involuntary withdrawal,
or suspension or dismissal from CIU) for actions not addressed in the CIU Student
Handbook, if it is determined from the student’s behavior or attitude that he/she:
Has insufficient capacity to understand the nature of any allegations
against him/her or to respond and participate in the disciplinary process;
Poses a danger to others;
Has become incapable of caring for himself/herself;
Has interfered with the rights of other students, faculty, staff, or other
member of the university community or its personnel, or has repeatedly
harassed any member of the university community;
Through verbal/non-verbal behavior or medical condition has become a
disruption to the orderly function of any part of the university.