14. That’s pleasant
When I was in college i got suspended 3 times for bad grades. At one point my gpa was a 1.0. I finally got it together and graduated with a degree in finance and a few years later went back and got a second bachelors in accounting. I think my gpa is a 3.2 now. Im not working in finance or accounting because i cant find a job. I mostly just hate my life now and wish for death.
15. I know, right?!?
Apparently you can get kicked out for not showing up to class and failing everything. Who knew?!
I knew a guy who got expelled from an Ivy League for getting caught with too much cocaine. He works at California Pizza Kitchen now.
I was expelled back in my 4th year of college. I’ve dealt with social anxiety since childhood and it came to a head in my 3rd year when I was having panic attacks frequently. I got help but by then it was too late for my grades because I had been barely passing classes by the skin of my teeth.
I was a 4th year comp sci major who didn’t know how to program. At all. I tried to get back on the horse after going through therapy for my anxiety, but I felt so defeated that my grades slipped further into the hole I had dug for myself.
I think the quarter I got kicked out I had 2 Fs, 2 Ds and a C. The dean sent me a letter saying I was done with engineering.
I took time to get my act together, got a part time job, lived in a shithole apartment with 7 people living in a space meant for 4 people at the absolute max. I worked minimum wage and realized I needed to finish school.
I saw my undergrad counselor numerous times, who very graciously helped me. I needed to write out a contract addressed to the dean with my detailed plan on how I was going to prove I was worthy of being readmitted, and the classes I would take to qualify for graduation.
It took a while but I eventually managed to get readmitted by working my ass off, taking summer school courses which counted toward my major and getting a 3.0 average, then following up by getting good grades once they let me back in.
It was tough because I needed therapy for so many years but I didn’t want to accept it until my breakdown in my 3rd year. I wish I had gotten help sooner but I truly thought I could handle it all on my own and I felt ashamed that I wasn’t able to.
But I’ll say this, I don’t regret for a second that I ended up getting help. I was a little embarrassed about it first but I soon got over that. I still have some days where anxiety is in the back of my mind, but I’m a lot better now (and I graduated).
If you’re struggling in school, just know that even if you get kicked out that doesn’t mean it’s the end for you if you honestly want to finish.
18. Happy ending, but yikes
Freshmen year of engineering and I was all of 3 months in.
I had invited the RA over to play some halo. As he walked through the hall he noticed my dorm neighbor had his door open with beer cans everywhere. He shakes his head and reluctantly tells me he can’t game and has to write this guy up.
The night after…. I wake up to a loud knock on my door, thinking it’s some prankster I mumbled “fuck off I’m sleeping” I then hear my RA’s voice “me it’s no joke, open up”
Adrenalin kicks in and I bolt out of bed. It’s the RA with 2 security guards. I was told that they were notified I had “made dangerous sounding comments” and had to search my room.
They found a disassembled airsoft gun (battery+spring) that I was…well….taking apart. A length of rope, and a standard toolbox, and an electronics kit.
This is where it got horrible. The length of rope was wrapped neatly around a water pipe in my room. It was black and purple and my gf at the time was way into bondage and I was too lazy to put it away (note: I was just storing it on the pipe not hanging someone from it)
The security officers claimed it looked like a noose, despite no knots. The electronics kit. They said looked like bomb parts, to which I gave them the exact name of the professor who was helping me with my project. They also took several of my tools from my toolbox.
I was immediately marched to the security office and at 2am had to wait for my parents to pick me up. Talk about the worst car ride ever back home. I had no idea what had happened and I wanted to just throw myself out of the car.
A day later we went back to talk to the administration. It was recognized that I was thrown under the bus, but that was the extent of any sympathy given. I was faced with a full semester suspension or leave and have any judicial records sealed. I chose the latter.
That day, in front of half the dorm, my parents and I packed up the car and left.
I was able to apply and get into a different school for the spring semester. Though without the $35k scholarship I had previously received. But now I’m an employed Civil Engineer and life’s been going pretty well ?
19. Two strikes
Not me, but a guy who lived on the floor below me my freshman year.
Dude was already a nuisance, he got drunk and wandered into town one night, broke a window on a private residence because he thought it was our dorm. Got arrested for breaking said window. When the school found out they told him that if you got into any trouble either with the police or the school’s internal justice system (which is actually decent, it’s student run) then he would be thrown out. Same goes for getting “transported” to the local hospital due to excessive drunkenness.
Cut to halloween night when his roommate found him passed out covered in vomit on the floor of his dorm room. He tested positive for alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine. I’m pretty sure he was kicked out before he got out of the hospital.
20. “Illegal activities”
I was a friendless loser in high school and middle school, so I was very sensitive when I could tell someone else was bullied. There was a kid in my Spanish class who clearly had some autistic/asperger’s stuff going on – he would ask really inappropriate questions, and everyone made fun of him, laughed at him, rolled their eyes at him, even the teacher.
I felt bad for him. I asked him to work with me on a project and I invited him to my dorm room. My roommate and his friends happened to be there and were smoking before heading out.
He gets all perterbed and I end up doing all of the work and letting him take credit because I felt bad. He decides to immediately go to campus security and report me for allowing ‘illegal activities’ to go on.
Me & my roommate and his friends all get arrested, and taken away in cuffs & shackles in front of the entire student body. I then had to leave school, and my family never recovered from the whole thing. My mother recently passed away, and this incident hurt our relationship for the remainder of her life.
I was forced to take NA classes and they asked me to leave since I’d never done any drugs or drank before college, and I was still in my first year. They just auto-passed me and expunged my record, at least. I was in classes with people who had scars all over their bodies, arms ruined by drug injections, people who had problems with self-mutilation and other kinds of abuse, and I was some 18 year old goody two shoes nerd kid.
I ended up having to spend a few months in a psych ward as well, since this incident made me suicidal since I lost my friends, my family, and my future.
One mistake and it completely altered the course of my life.
I was trying to help you and you fucked me.
Because of what this kid did, I never go out of my way to help anyone who is bullied, and I instantly assume they fucking deserve it now. I lost all the friends I’d made in college too. I am completely friendless again, and have severe trust issues.
21. Go to class, people
Personally knew a bright individual that was kicked out of a prestigious university for skipping too many classes. He showed up for the important classes, got A’s on all of the tests. But due to the fact that he had missed too many classes, he failed all of them.
Must not have read that page of the handbook. He now works at the local grocery store and I see him when I come home on breaks.
A kid who worked at my dining hall got expelled and presumably arrested for breaking into girls dorm rooms and watching them sleep. He had been doing it for a while because people were noticing their doors were unlocked in the morning. He got caught when he tickled a girls feet, she woke up and screamed, her roommate woke up and screamed, we all screamed and I picked up his shifts.
23. Don’t call security
My niece was expelled for fighting off a coked-up hockey player. He was an ex-boyfriend and she’s known him for years. He invited her to his off-campus house where she found him coked up, drunk and stoned and wanted to leave.
He said “No”, blocked her from leaving a room, threw her into a mirror, she punched him in the nose (a D1 hockey player) and ran to campus security.
While filing a statement with Campus Security, the local PD arrested her and refused to allow her to press charges. They do not do “counter-charges”.
Because he’s an athlete, he is bound to Title IX. Had he been in any way responsible, he would have been suspended from the NCAA. Solution: Suspend the woman.
If you have an actual legal issue, NEVER CALL CAMPUS SECURITY. Always call the police. Security protects the university, not the students.
This article was originally published by our friends at DidYouKnowFacts.