Appeals

May I appeal the outcome of my informal resolution or hearing? If so, who hears the appeal?

All students found responsible for a violation have the right to appeal. All appeals must be submitted to the appropriate appellate authority in writing within five days of the date of resolution.

Appeals of Administrative Resolutions: If a student receives a sanction less than probation with loss of privileges, the appeal will be reviewed by the Dean of Students or designee. If the sanction is higher than probation with loss of privileges, the appeal is reviewed by the appeals committee which is composed of two students, one faculty member and one administrator. Appeals of informal resolutions can only be based on severity of sanctions.

Appeals of "Less Serious" Administrative Hearings and All Panel Hearing Decisions: The Dean of Students or designee will review the written appeal. Grounds for this type of appeal are listed in the Student Handbook.

Appeals of "More Serious" Administrative Hearings and All Board Hearing Decisions: The appeal will be directed to the Appeals Committee for review. Grounds for this type of appeal are listed in the Handbook.

In addition, in cases involving a crime of violence and sexual misconduct, the reporting party also has the right to appeal.

If the Appeals Committee finds possible merit in the student's appeal, the committee forwards the appeal to the Provost's office for a final review. The Provost's designee's decision is final.

Will I have the opportunity to talk with the person or committee that reviews my appeal?

The Appeals Committee will review the student's letter, the case file, and they have access to the hearing recording if needed.  The appeal review is limited to these items, but the appeal officer may elect to call the student if he or she has clarifying questions.