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Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Viterbo University works to provide a safe and orderly environment in which all qualified students, with or without disabilities, are able to participate in the university’s programs and activities and to pursue their academic, physical, moral and social development.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the Vice President for Student Affairs reserves the right to take immediate, necessary and appropriate action to protect the health, safety, and well-being of an individual and/or the university community. A student who does not conduct himself or herself in a manner compatible with a safe and orderly environment is subject to discipline through the student conduct system. In an unusual case where a student engages in one or more behaviors listed below or exhibits a pattern of such behaviors, the university reserves the right, consistent with applicable law, to require an administrative withdrawal. These behaviors include:

  • Student engages in, or threatens to engage in, behavior which poses a danger of causing harm to others;
  • Student indicates that he/she is unable to complete the academic requirements of the University;
  • tudent exhibits behavior(s) that substantially impede(s) the lawful and/or daily, normal activities of others and/or would interfere with the educational process and the orderly operations of the university. Behaviors include those that are damaging to property or disruptive to the surrounding community and community members and/or significantly impact the university’s human resources in continued management of these incidents.

Prior to invoking an administrative withdrawal, a student may be given the option to take a voluntary withdrawal.  Reinstatement following administrative withdrawal may require a certification from the student’s treatment provider or other action which satisfies the university that the student’s behavior is compatible with the academic, behavioral and technical standards of the university.

Students subject to administrative withdrawal may be offered an informal hearing before the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or Vice President for Student Affairs. This meeting shall consist of a review and explanation for this action with the student. Readmission to the university after administrative withdrawal must be requested in writing and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the Vice President for Student Affairs.