At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Cabinet unanimously approved two new sections to the university’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council policies and procedural protocols.
The new sections update the existing policies, which outline the process by which administrators respond to serious behavioral problems exhibited by students enrolled at UGA.
The first new section outlines interim suspension. It covers how BARC may remove any student it determines to be “an immediate, direct threat to him/herself or others.” Under interim suspension, affected students will be denied access to campus except for scheduled meetings approved by BARC.
The second new section covers administrative medical withdrawal and outlines the process by which BARC may invoke such a measure when a student poses a potential threat to him/herself or others.
For more information, visit www.uga.edu/studentaffairs/barcfolder.htm.