Procedure for Banning Non-Students from Campus

Occasionally there is a need to exclude non-students from University premises as a result of disruptive or illegal behavior committed on University property or at University events. This includes facilities such as residence halls, recreation facilities, libraries, campus centers, classrooms, museums, administrative buildings, and the University bus system.

To request a ban, a faculty or staff member must:

1. Contact the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) to determine the identity and address of the disruptive individual.

2. Describe in writing the incident and the reason for the ban request. If the person in question is known to be a student from another college or university, that information should be included, as well as the name, title, and phone number of the staff member who will serve as a contact person for the department requesting the ban. This information should be sent to:

Kevin Pitt
Director, Office of Student Conduct
Bishop House
115 College Avenue
Attention: Ban Request

Ban requests can also be made by fax at 732-932-4154 or by email at

3. Provide his or her contact information.

The Office of Student Conduct will determine whether the request is granted. If the request is approved, the office will notify the non-student of the ban from University premises (or in some cases, from particular facilities, campuses, or buildings). The ban places the individual on notice that if he or she is found on University property, he or she will be subject to arrest for trespass. It also notifies students that they may be subject to sanctions, including a loss of housing privileges, if they assist the individual in violating the ban. Copies of the ban notice will be sent to the RUPD, the requesting individual, and any other person or unit affected by the ban.

If the banned person is found on campus, the RUPD should be contacted and the officer will confirm the status of the ban and proceed accordingly.

A Rutgers student cannot be removed from campus through this ban process. The student disciplinary process must be applied. This ban process does not prevent an individual from applying for admission or transfer to the University. The ban may be modified if the person involved is admitted to the University, at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct.

Appealing a Ban from Campus

A non-student who has been banned from campus can appeal the decision. The appeal must be filed within ten (10) working days of receiving the letter imposing the ban. All correspondence is considered provided on the day it is received.

A ban can be appealed on the basis of the ban, the terms of the ban, or both. The appeal statement must state precisely the relief sought and provide any relevant supporting documentation. Appeals are considered only on the basis of the written record.

Appeal statements and accompanying documents should be sent to:

Kevin Pitt
Director, Office of Student Conduct
Bishop House
115 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

The Dean of Students, in consultation with University Counsel, reviews the appeal. Whether an appeal is granted is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The banned individual is notified by mail within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the appeal. All decisions are final.