3.10 Involuntary Leave

A student may be placed on involuntary leave when they demonstrate developing and/or continuing behavior which is determined to be a threat to themselves or another member of the Macalester community. Involuntary leave will be used only after measures to avoid the necessity of such a leave have been undertaken. This policy will be administered by the Office of Student Affairs.

The Dean of Students or designee is authorized to place a student on involuntary leave. Prior to implementing the leave, the Dean may consult with appropriate staff in the Division of Student Affairs, a member of the Academic Standing Committee, and the student's academic advisor.

When a decision of an involuntary leave has been made, the Dean of Students will present this decision in writing to the student. The involuntary leave will take effect immediately upon the notification by the Dean. The student may communicate with the Dean of Students to discuss services available off campus, interim methods of sustaining the educational process, progress toward the conditions for return, and the preparation of the request for return.

Amended 1/09, 8/18