Involuntary medical withdrawal
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks to establish and
maintain a community environment that promotes education, research,
and service. Rose-Hulman is particularly concerned with the health
and safety of its students, faculty, and staff and maintains an
environment that is conducive to personal and intellectual growth.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology desires to create a procedure
separate from the student Discipline and Suspension policy for
those students engaged in certain inappropriate behaviors (as
described below) resulting from medical reasons. Subject to
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's duties under the "Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990" and "Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973", a student may be administratively
withdrawn involuntarily from the Institute.
The Involuntary Medical Withdrawal process will be initiated and
a student may be administratively withdrawn from Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology when, in the judgment of the Vice-President
for Student Affairs, the student's medical condition involves one
or more of the following:
- A significant danger or imminent threat of harm to self,
others, or property.
- Behavior that signifies a chronic or repeated threat of harm to
- Behavior that is disruptive to the Rose-Hulman community in
that the behavior disturbs the academic pursuits or infringes upon
the rights, privileges, health, or safety of others.
- The student cannot be effectively treated medically while a
member of the academic community.
Any member of the Rose-Hulman community who has reason to
believe that a student may meet one or more of the above
circumstances may contact the Office of Student Affairs. The
Vice-President for Student Affairs will review any information
provided and consult with the counseling staff and/or the attending
physician or psychiatrist regarding the health of the student (as
permitted by FERPA guidelines). The student may be
directed in writing and/or orally (depending upon the urgency of
the situation) to attend a meeting with the Vice-President for
Student Affairs. The Vice-President for Student Affairs will meet
with the student at the earliest possible time to discuss the
Potential outcomes of such a meeting
- No action taken. The student is permitted to remain at
Rose-Hulman subject to no special conditions.
- Conditional enrollment letter outlining specific actions
required by the student to continue at Rose-Hulman.
- Withdrawal from Rose-Hulman. Withdrawal can be immediate.
- The Vice-President for Student Affairs may invoke a summary
suspension that will result in the student's immediate withdrawal
from the Institute. (This may be necessary for the well-being of
the student, other persons, or of the Institute.) The student must
comply with this decision, but may proceed with the appeal process
within the 48 hour appeal period.
The student may appeal the Vice President of Student Affairs'
decision to the committee consisting of the Rules and Discipline
Committee and the Director of International Student Services and
Special Programs. Any appeal must be submitted to the chair of the
Rules and Discipline Committee in writing within 48 hours of the
An appeal meeting will be scheduled to allow the student to
present relevant information concerning the matter. A
representative (a student, faculty, or staff member from
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) may be present to assist the
student throughout the formal process.
At the conclusion of the meeting with the Committee, all
information will be considered and a letter will be furnished to
the student and the Vice-President for Student Affairs containing
the committee's conclusions regarding the appeal.
If an involuntary medical withdrawal occurs, conditions for
re-admittance may be imposed by the Vice President of Student
Affairs at the time of the withdrawal. As the result of an
involuntary medical withdrawal under this policy, a student may be
asked to submit, prior to resuming classes or on-campus residence,
a letter to the Vice-President for Student Affairs from a licensed
health care professional stating that the student is capable of
resuming academic course work and adhering to the responsibilities
of living in a residence hall community. In addition, the student
will schedule and attend a meeting with the Admissions and Standing
Committee as a condition of readmission. This meeting can be
arranged through the assistance of the Vice-President for Student
Affairs or the Registrar's Office. The Admissions and Standing
Committee will determine whether the student shall be
A student withdrawn from classes under this policy is eligible
for tuition and fee refunds and residence hall refunds according to
the Rose-Hulman Student Handbook.
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Office
of Student Affairs.
to Rules & Procedures.