5.3 Bodily Harm (to self or others)

Inflicting bodily harm upon any person; taking action for the purpose of inflicting harm; taking reckless but accidental action from which bodily harm or a negative disruption in the community may result; and/or inflicting or attempting to inflict harm to oneself is prohibited. Such instances may include, but are not limited to, behaviors associated with eating disorders, suicide gestures or attempts, medical transports and mental health emergencies.

When a student harms or attempts to harm, the Dean of Students or a designee will work with the student to determine the appropriate response that promotes the best interest of the student and members of the college community. The student behavior may result in further disciplinary action through the college's conduct/disciplinary procedures and/or an involuntary leave.

(Also see Academic Policies and Procedures - Involuntary Leave Policy.)