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Bar From University Owned or Controlled Premises

Excellence with a Personal Touch

Authority: President

Date Enacted or Revised: March 2011; Revised March 2016

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 a refusal to cooperate with reasonable requests of University officials acting in the scope of their duty, may necessitate the temporary or permanent prohibition and/or 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:

  • The Dean of Student Services
  • Chief 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.
Persons who are barred from University owned or controlled premises are forbidden from making reentry for the stated term of the bar order; however, a bar order may in some cases be constructed to permit entry subject to specified conditions relative to specific times, places, behaviors, or other restrictions.  Persons who violate a duly executed bar order are subject to immediate arrest, removal from the premises, and criminal prosecution for trespassing.  Bar orders may apply to any or all areas of the campus and its owned, rented, or otherwise controlled premises including but not limited to 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.
Appeal of a Bar Order
Persons who are barred from University owned or controlled premises may appeal a bar order in its entirety or in part and the Bar Order outlines that process, according to the following protocol (all Bar Orders direct the individual to contact the Chief of University Police who will facilitate the process either through the police department or the Office of Student Services).
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.
An individual who has been issued a Bar Order that extends beyond one-year may make a request to the Chief of Police on an annual basis to have the order reviewed administratively without having the right to an in-person hearing.

Barred Protocols
Barred Party May appeal to: If declined may appeal to:
Current/prospective McNeese students Dean of Student Services Discipline Committee
Current/former McNeese employees Chief of University Police or designee Campus Violence Prevention Team/IMT
General Public Chief of University Police or designee Campus Violence Prevention Team/IMT

The University President reserves the right of final appeal, modification or termination for all bar orders.
Communications:  This policy is communicated to the campus community via the Senior Staff and Campus Digest.