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Bar From University Owned or Controlled Premises

Bar From University Owned or Controlled Premises

Authority: 
President
Date enacted or revised: 
March 2011
In F/S Handbook: 
yes

The University's core values of academic excellence, student success, fiscal responsibility, and university-community alliances are best achieved within a campus culture that promotes safety and security for students, faculty, administrative employees, and guests.  The actions or presence of persons who threaten the safety and security of the campus community, including actions that demonstrate uncooperativeness with reasonable requests of University officials acting in the scope of their duty, may necessitate the temporary or permanent removal of such persons from University owned or controlled premises.

The following persons possess delegated administrative authority to act on behalf of the University President to bar from the campus or any portion thereof, and from physical locations owned or otherwise under the control of the institution, any person or persons whose actions or presence are deemed to pose a threat to the safety and security of University students, faculty, administrative employees, and guests:

  • Dean of Student Services (including assistant and/or associate deans)
  • Director of University Police (including subordinate peace officers working under the authority of the department)

Bar orders shall normally be executed in writing and presented to and received by the barred party in person with the assistance of University Police.  In circumstances where this is not possible, a written or verbal order executed by an authorized party shall have the same effect as written notification administered in person through University Police.

Persons who are barred from University owned or controlled premises are forbidden from making reentry as long as the bar order exists.  Persons who violate a duly executed bar order are subject to immediate arrest, removal from the premises, and criminal prosecution for trespassing after forbidden.  Bar orders may apply to all areas of the campus and its owned, rented, or otherwise controlled premises including grounds, parking lots, roadways and sidewalks, recreational and athletic facilities, University events, music and arts performance facilities, physical buildings, agricultural farms and facilities, automobiles, and any and all other structures and areas, or any portion thereof. Bar orders apply to facilities or venues owned by other parties but rented or used by the University and affiliated entities for official institutional purposes.

Persons who are barred from University owned or controlled premises may appeal a bar order, in writing, according to the following protocol:

Barred Protocols
Barred Party May appeal to: If declined may appeal to:

Current/prospective McNeese students

Dean of Student Services or designee

Discipline Committee

Current/former McNeese employees

Director of University Police or designee

Campus Violence Prevention Team

General Public

Director of University Police or designee

Campus Violence Prevention Team

Final appeals to the President will be limited to a review and determination that University officials have complied with institutional policies and procedures.  Bar orders issued to students in association with suspension from the University for one year or more or permanent expulsion from the University are subject to appeal procedures set forth in the Code of Student Conduct.