Inactive Sanctions – Suspension

Suspension is the temporary loss of student status. While on suspension, a student may not take classes, participate in University-sponsored activities, or be present on University premises. If a student takes classes at another institution during the suspension period, those credits cannot be applied towards the Rutgers degree.

Duration: One or more semesters.

There are two types of suspension; students may be subject to one or both. In either case, a notation will remain on the student’s official University transcript through the duration of the suspension. Once the suspension has been served, and any conditions met, the notation will be removed from the transcript.

  • Term: A term suspension specifies a finite period of suspension, after which the student may return to the University community as a student (if the student meets the academic requirements of the program of study). Example: suspension for two semesters.

  • Conditional: In addition to serving a finite period of suspension, a conditional suspension requires that the student meet certain requirements before they can return to the University community. The conditional suspension continues until the Conduct Officer determines that the conditions have been satisfied. When the term is complete and all conditions have been met, the student may return to the University community as a student (if the student meets the academic requirements of the program of study). Example: suspension for one semester; return conditional upon successful completion of an academic integrity seminar.