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21.00 Policy on UCSD Emergencies

Revised UCSD Student Conduct Regulations; Approved for Implementation; Date of Last Revision Sept. 15, 2012

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21.10. State of Emergency: The Chancellor may, after consultation with the University President, and where possible with student and faculty representatives, declare a state of emergency to exist on the campus when:

21.10.10. Extreme conditions exist on or within the vicinity of UCSD, resulting from natural disasters, civil disorders which pose a threat of serious injury to persons or damage to property, or other such seriously disruptive events; and

21.10.11. Extraordinary measures are required to immediately avert, alleviate, or repair damage to UCSD or University property, or to maintain the orderly operation of the campus.

21.11. Emergency Regulations and Procedures: The Chancellor shall adopt UCSD emergency regulations and procedures, consistent with University-wide policies and these regulations, and upon the declaration of a state of emergency, shall place into effect orders appropriate to the emergency per the following:

21.11.10. Emergency Suspension: During a state of emergency, the Chancellor or his/her designated representatives is empowered to impose Emergency Suspension on any student, faculty member or employee where there is reasonable cause to believe:

21.11.10.10. The individual has participated in a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly, or has acted in violation of the UCSD emergency orders; or has committed an act of physical violence or has threatened to commit such an act, or has committed a theft or has damaged property; or

21.11.10.11. The individual's presence on campus will lead to violation of UCSD emergency orders, violence, intimidation, damage to property, or other disruptive activity incompatible with the orderly operation of UCSD.

21.11.11. If Emergency Suspension is imposed by a designated representative of the Chancellor, such representative shall immediately inform the Chancellor and shall submit a written report on the action to the Chancellor as soon as is reasonably possible. The report shall contain a description of the person suspended, including the person's name and, if available, address and phone number, and a statement of the facts giving rise to the suspension. If the Chancellor does not affirm the action of the designated representative within 24 hours after being informed that the suspension has been imposed, the suspension shall be deemed void and a reasonable effort shall be made to inform the person who was suspended that the suspension is void.

21.11.12. Any individual placed on Emergency Suspension shall be given written confirmation of the suspension, either by delivering it to the individual personally or by mailing it to the individual's last known address. The confirmation shall inform the individual of the procedures by which the validity of the Emergency Suspension can be appealed, including the opportunity to obtain a special hearing on the Emergency Suspension in accordance with applicable UCSD procedures. If an individual is found to have been unjustifiably placed on Emergency Suspension, UCSD and the University are committed to a policy whereby reasonable efforts are taken to assist an individual who has been disadvantaged in employment or academic status. The outcome of the appeal shall have no bearing on UCSD disciplinary proceedings arising from the conduct which gave rise to the emergency Suspension.

21.11.13. Any individual placed under Emergency Suspension shall not, during the period of suspension enter upon specified areas of UCSD or engage in specified activities, as set forth in the written Notice of Emergency Suspension. The exclusion or restriction shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary to protect the health and safety of persons or property, or to maintain the orderly operation of UCSD.

21.11.14. The Chancellor may impose Emergency Suspension on a student without declaring a state of emergency as described below;

21.11.14.10. If Emergency Suspension is imposed by a designated representative of the Chancellor, that representative shall immediately inform the Chancellor and shall submit a written report on the action to the Chancellor as soon as it is reasonably possible. The report shall contain a description of the person suspended, including the person's name and, if available, address and phone number, and a statement of the facts giving rise to the suspension. If the Chancellor does not affirm the action of the designated representative within twenty-four (24) hours after being informed that the suspension has been imposed, the suspension shall be deemed void and a reasonable effort shall be made to inform the person who was suspended that the suspension is void. Should the suspension be voided, that shall have no bearing on UCSD disciplinary proceedings which gave rise to the suspension. Any such disciplinary proceedings shall be conducted after the normal procedures provided in the UCSD Student Conduct Code.

21.11.14.11. A student placed on Emergency Suspension, which is affirmed by the Chancellor, shall be given written confirmation of the suspension either by delivering it to the student personally or by mailing it to the student's last known address. The confirmation shall inform the student of the conduct which gave rise to the suspension and of the opportunity to obtain a prompt, special hearing on the suspension.

21.11.14.12. If Emergency Suspension is imposed by the Chancellor or a designated representative of the Chancellor and is not voided pursuant to Section 21.11.11.10. above, the student may choose to have a special hearing by the Dean on the issue of the necessity of the Emergency Suspension. Such a hearing shall have scheduling priority. The student may be assisted at the hearing by a representative. The student may present evidence that the student may have in support of the contention that the suspension is unnecessary. The Dean is authorized to investigate the facts which gave rise to the suspension. Within three (3) calendar days of the conclusion of the hearing, the Dean or other appropriate UCSD official if the suspension was imposed by the Dean, shall determine if the suspension is necessary. If the Dean or other appropriate UCSD official determines that the suspension is unnecessary, the Dean or other appropriate UCSD official is authorized to lift the suspension. Should the suspension be lifted, that shall have no bearing on UCSD disciplinary proceedings arising from the conduct which gave rise to the suspension. Any such disciplinary proceedings shall be conducted under the normal procedures provided in the UCSD Student Conduct Code.

21.11.14.13. If Emergency Suspension is neither voided nor lifted pursuant to Section 21.11.11. or 21.11.12. above, the normal procedures provided in the UCSD Student Conduct Code for student discipline cases shall be followed, except that students under Emergency Suspension shall have a scheduling priority at each step of the proceedings.

21.11.15. Violation of any condition set forth in the Notice of Emergency Suspension shall subject the individual to the disciplinary proceedings based upon such violation.

21.11.16. A complete statement of the UCSD campus implementation of the System-wide policies pertaining to UCSD Emergencies may be found in the current CAMPUS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN. Copies of this plan may be seen at the UCSD Police DepartmentOffice of Student Conduct, and the Office of Environment, Health and Safety.

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