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student withdraws until he or she is able to perform
successfully in their academic and/or social life at
the College. In all cases, the College will seek to col-
laborate with the student, their family, and the pro-
fessionals caring for them to ensure it can effectively
support the student while enrolled.
If contact with parents or other adults is unsuc-
cessful, the College will continue to support the stu-
dent as much as possible within its professional staff
and resources. If a student becomes an immediate
threat to themselves or is unable to function effec-
tively in caring for themselves, the College will seek
to find support for that student beyond campus at
medical facilities or through other appropriate pro-
fessionals in the community. If a student becomes
disruptive of the learning environment, in academic,
residential, or other settings related to the College,
the student may be removed from the institution
and the case may be adjudicated through the regular
student conduct processes of the College if neces-
sary. In all such matters, the College will seek to col-
laborate with the student and the professionals car-
ing for him or her to ensure the institution can effec-
tively support the student if he or she is able to
remain enrolled.
In addition, the College must occasionally
respond to students who demonstrate actions or
make statements indicating that they represent a
threat to others, either generally to the campus com-
munity or towards specific individuals or groups of
students. When such incidents arise, the College will
respond immediately to ensure the safety of the
campus community, which will likely lead to the
immediate removal of the student from the College.
Students who threaten others will typically have
such incidents adjudicated through Administrative
Action or the regular student conduct processes of
the College. When circumstances indicate that pro-
fessional care is needed by a student who is threat-
ening others, the College will make reasonable
efforts to help the student find support through fam-
ily members or refer them to appropriate profession-
als beyond campus. Such support will not prevent
the school from pursuing student conduct and other
processes intended to ensure the safety of the cam-
pus community.
ACADEMICS
ACADEMIC SUSPENSION POLICY
A student who is on academic probation will be
suspended for academic reasons if at the end of any
term the student fails to satisfy the Provost that he
or she is making reasonable progress toward a
degree. A student on academic suspension is not
permitted to engage in an Exploration term project
or to enroll in the College during the regular term or
summer term that follows immediately the date of
suspension. Courses taken at another institution
during academic suspension are not transferable to
Birmingham Southern College.
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION POLICY
A student on disciplinary suspension is not per-
mitted to engage in an Exploration term project or
to enroll in the College during the regular term or
summer term that occurs during the time of suspen-
sion. As with the Academic Suspension Policy stated
above, courses taken at another institution during
disciplinary suspension are not transferable to Birm-
ingham-Southern College.
ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT POLICY
As stated in the Academic Progress section of
the College’s Catalog, “The College reserves the
right to require at any time the withdrawal of any
student whose conduct or academic standing it
regards as undesirable, either for the student’s sake
or for the College’s.” Students who do not remain
reasonably and responsibly engaged in pursuing
their academic course of study may be required to
depart the College and will need to seek re-admis-
sion before they can continue to attend Birming-
ham-Southern College.
ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION
A student may request academic accommodation
for a learning disability or challenge by submitting a
Request for Academic Accommodation” form to
the Counseling and Health Services Office, along
with appropriate documentation from a certified
professional in the field of learning disabilities. The
Personal Counselor/Accommodations Coordinator
reviews the materials and passes along relevant
information to the student’s advisor and each
instructor at the beginning of each term. The stu-
dent is responsible for discussing his or her needs
with each instructor at the beginning of each term.
Birmingham-Southern will make accommodations,
within reason, to aid in a student’s academic success,
but general education requirements will not be
waived.