5.35 – Involuntary Withdrawal

  1. Purpose

    To describe the criteria and process the college may utilize as an alternative means to the student conduct system when the college receives a report(s) that a student’s actions could pose a risk to the health and safety of members of the college community and the student may need to be separated from the college for a period of time.

  2. Policy

    The policy of this college shall be to review and respond to reports indicating a student’s actions pose a risk to the health and safety of members of the college community

  3. Procedures
    1. Individuals who observe or otherwise become aware of a student exhibiting behavior that could present a risk to the health and safety of members of the College Community are asked to complete the online incident report form found at otc.edu/otccares. Reporters can choose to remain anonymous.
      1. In cases of emergency, individuals are instructed to contact 911 or Safety & Security (417-447-6911) first.

    2. Once a report has been received, the BIT Protocol will be invoked. After an individualized assessment of the student’s behavior, it may be determined that a student will be involuntarily withdrawn from the College. If this occurs, the College will also inform the student of the conditions the student must meet to return to the College.
    3. A student who has been involuntarily withdrawn may appeal the decision by using the procedures discussed in the BIT Protocol.
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Definitions
  6. Authority

    This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

  7. Related Policies

    5.16 Student Discipline and Appeals Process

  8. Implementation
    1. Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 6/14/10. Purpose and Policy revised on 5/14/18.
    2. Procedures sections approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 6/8/10. Procedures, Responsibilities, Definitions, Authority and Related Policies sections revised on 5/14/18.