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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.