Expulsion of a student from the University is a permanent loss of student status, unless the student has successfully petitioned for clemency. A student is precluded from registration, participation in any class, activity, or program of the University, and presence on University premises. The sanction of expulsion is permanently noted on a student’s official University transcript unless the student has successfully petitioned for clemency, and has completed their degree.
Individuals who have been expelled from the University may seek clemency under the following circumstances and conditions:
- The individual must wait a minimum of five calendar years after the original expulsion before initiating a request for clemency. If the individual has taken classes elsewhere in the intervening period, those credits will not transfer towards the Rutgers degree.
- The request for clemency must be made in writing to the Senior Student Affairs Officer on the campus from which the student was expelled, hereafter referred to as the Clemency Officer. The written request should include appropriate documentation concerning the individual’s status during the intervening years since the expulsion, any additional mitigating circumstances with appropriate documentation, and any additional information about character or change of behavior that may be appropriate. This documentation may include records pertaining to mental health status, employment, criminal, or probation records, educational records, social service records, and letters of recommendation.NOTE: A victim impact statement will be allowable if relevant. The Clemency Officer should arrange for its inclusion in the assembled documents.