Appeal Process

A student who has participated in the discipline process and has been found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may file a written appeal within three business days of written receipt.  In cases involving sexual assault/violence and harassment both parties may file an appeal.  If the written appeal is not filed on time it will be dismissed.  A party is allowed only one appeal.

Appeals are to the following Appeal Administrators:

Original Hearing Conducted by:

Student Should Appeal to:

Office of Housing and Residential Life Professional Staff Member

Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Conduct or designee

Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Conduct

Assistant Dean of Students or designee

Assistant Dean of Students

Dean of Students or designee

Community Standards Board

Dean of Students or designee

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students 

Vice President or designee

Panel Decision

Vice President or designee

An appeal must demonstrate at least one of the following bases for appeal and explain in detail the support for each basis:

  1. new and material information not available at the time of the hearing which might have affected the outcome of the hearing;
  2. the hearing did not substantially follow the Guidelines or a change from the Guidelines substantially affected the outcome of the hearing.

The Appeal Administrator may speak to the underlying decision maker/body, the appealing party, and the responding party, review all information taken during the underlying hearing and seek additional information. The Appeal Administrator may change the findings on violations or change the sanction(s) imposed (reduce or increase). The decision made in the appeal process is final.