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6:53 am
Mon November 18, 2013

OSU Seeks Change in Student Expulsion Law

The library on the OSU Campus at Stillwater
Credit OSU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials at Oklahoma State are seeking a change in state law to make it easier to expel students for bad behavior.

Whiles suspending a student can be done quickly, the process to expel a student could take months because state law requires

OSU Vice President for student affairs Lee Bird tells The Oklahoman  that expulsion requires proof of the student's behavior beyond a reasonable doubt, like that needed for a criminal conviction.

The law is contained in the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act that OSU officials would like to see amended.