STATE OF EMERGENCY
1. As used in this Policy:
a) “President” means the President (or acting President) of the University or any person or persons designated to act in his or her behalf for purposes of these rules.
b) “Official” means any person authorized by the President to act on behalf of the University.
c) “Student” means a person who is a student at the University in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program on campus, whether for credit or no credit, full or part-time.
d) “Visitor” means any person on campus who is not a student or member of the faculty or staff.
e) “Person” means any student, member of the faculty or staff or visitor.
2. The President is authorized to declare a State of Emergency at the University upon a finding by him or her that the orderly processes of the University are seriously threatened. In making such a finding the President shall consider whether disrupting activities are such as to require immediate, extraordinary measures to safeguard persons or property or to maintain the University’s educational function. As soon as reasonably possible after the Declaration of Emergency, the President shall inform available Board of Trustee of his or her action. When the President determines that the serious threat has passed, he or she shall, after consultation with available Board of Trustee, declare the State of Emergency to be at an end.
3. a) During a State of Emergency, the President, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in the circumstances, is authorized to take whatever actions he or she finds necessary in order to safeguard persons or property or to maintain the University’s educational function. Such actions shall remain in effect during the State of Emergency unless sooner canceled by the President. During a State of Emergency, the President may, if in his or her judgment the circumstances warrant it, suspend University activities for a day or a portion thereof.
b) During a State of Emergency, the violation by any person of a presidential order or ruling under 3(a) of this Policy, or the commission during such State of Emergency of any act or acts of misconduct of the kind set forth in 6(a)(i) through 6(a)(xi) of the Board of Trustee’ Statement on Rights and Responsibilities will be considered an offense of the gravest nature, and sanctions (as listed in Section 6 of the Statement on Rights and Responsibilities) appropriate to the gravity of such offense or offenses shall be imposed.
c) A visitor who, after appropriate hearing, is found to have violated a presidential order authorized by Section 3 of this Policy may be denied admission to and employment by the University.
4. During a State of Emergency, any person who, after being requested to do so by a properly identified official and after being advised by such official of the sanction for failure to identify oneself, fails to identify himself or herself by name and status as a student, member of the faculty or staff, or visitor to such official shall have imposed upon him or her, after appropriate hearing, the sanctions set forth in Section 6 of the Statement on Rights and Responsibilities.