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Policy 1-005: School Disruptions & Civil Disturbance

  1. Section 1. President May Withdraw Consent to Remain on Campus
    1. The president of the university may withdraw consent of any person to remain on the campus on the basis of reasonable cause to believe that such person, (1) has wilfully disrupted the orderly operation of the campus; or (2) is committing an act likely to interfere with the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus or has entered the campus for the Purpose of committing any such act, by proper notification as provided for in Chapter 196 [1973] Laws of Utah.
  2. Section 2. Reinstatement of Consent
    1. The president shall reinstate consent if there is reasonable cause to believe that the presence of the person from whom consent was withdrawn will not constitute a substantial and material threat to the orderly operation of the campus, within fourteen days from the date when consent was withdrawn.
  3. Section 3. Authority to Request State or Local law Assistance
    1. In the discretion of the president or the president's representative, where the security and police department of the university lacks sufficient personnel to deal effectively with unrest existing or developing on the campus, the president may request assistance from state and local law enforcement authorities, who shall serve in cooperation with the president or the representative of the president.
  4. Section 4. Additional Authority of President and Procedures
    1. Additional authority and Procedures including penalties and punishments are enumerated in Chapter 196 [1973] Laws of Utah, as codified in Utah Code Ann. 76-8-701 through 718.
  5. Contacts:
  6. The designated contact officials for this Policy are:
      1. Policy Owner (primary contact person for questions and advice): General Counsel
      2. Policy Officer: Vice President and General Counsel
      3. These officials are designated by the University President or delegee, with assistance of the Institutional Policy Committee, to have the following roles and authority, as provided in University Rule 1-001:
      4. "A ‘Policy Officer’ will be assigned by the President for each University Policy, and will typically be someone at the executive level of the University (i.e., the President and his/her Cabinet Officers). The assigned Policy Officer is authorized to allow exceptions to the Policy in appropriate cases.... "
      5. "The Policy Officer will identify an ‘Owner’ for each Policy. The Policy Owner is an expert on the Policy topic who may respond to questions about, and provide interpretation of the Policy; and will typically be someone reporting to an executive level position (as defined above), but may be any other person to whom the President or a Vice President has delegated such authority for a specified area of University operations. The Owner has primary responsibility for maintaining the relevant portionsof the Regulations Library... .[and] bears the responsibility for determining which reference materials are helpful in understanding the meaning and requirements of particular Policies... ." University Rule 1-001-III-B & E

Policy: 1-005 Rev: 1
Date: August 24, 1982
Last Updated: 8/4/21