Article 2, Part 7 – Chancellor's Emergency Powers

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§ 2-701 Basis for Chancellor's Emergency Powers

  1. The Chancellor, in consultation with the President, will place into effect policies, regulations, procedures, and measures deemed necessary or appropriate to meet an emergency, to safeguard persons and property, and to maintain educational and research activities. Examples of emergency measures include, but are not limited to, the imposition of curfew or other crowd-control measures, and the imposition of interim suspension upon any student where there is reasonable cause to believe the student may pose a significant threat to the health and safety of the campus community or the student substantially threatens or interferes with the maintenance of appropriate order and discipline in university operations. Those students placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a prompt hearing.
  2. The Chancellor, in consultation with the President, will institute and implement the necessary procedures for referral of such cases to the appropriate disciplinary processes. Disciplinary procedures may be invoked for violation of System or campus policies or regulations, whether or not such violations are also violations of law, and whether or not proceedings are or have been pending in the courts involving the same acts.