Any decision reached through Administrative Review or Hearing by a Hearing Body, is eligible for appeal.

All appeals must be in writing and submitted to the appropriate office within ten (10) Business Days from the date of the decision letter. No person may hear or decide an appeal if they conducted or participated in the disciplinary proceeding being reviewed on appeal.

Administrative Review/Shared Governance Appeals

  • Criteria for filing an appeal is limited to the following:
    1. The sanction(s) imposed were not appropriate for the violation, taking into account both prior misconduct and mitigating circumstances.
  • Appeal Authorities
    1. Appeals of decisions originally made by Housing and Residence Education staff should be directed to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.
    2. Appeals of decisions originally made by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution staff should be directed to the Dean of Students or designee.
    3. Appeals of decisions originally made by the Dean of Students should be directed to the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee.

Hearing Appeals

  • Criteria for filing an appeal is limited to the following:
    1. The Student’s or Student Organization’s rights were violated in the Hearing process in a manner which materially affected the outcome of the case.
    2. New relevant material or information has been provided that could be sufficient to alter a decision, and was unknown by the person making the appeal at the time of the Hearing.
    3. The Sanction(s) imposed were not appropriate for the violation, taking into account both prior misconduct and mitigating circumstances.
  • Appeal Authorities
    1. Appeals of decisions that did not result in Separation, or did not originate from a Title IX based allegation, will be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee.
    2. New relevant material or information has been provided that could be sufficient to alter a decision, and was unknown by the person making the appeal at the time of the Hearing.
    3. Appeals of decisions that resulted in Separation, or originated from a Hearing of a Title IX based allegation, will be reviewed by an appeal panel designated by the Vice President of Student Affairs. Appeal panel members will be selected and trained annually. Each panel will be comprised as follows:
      1. a) One (1) Student
      2. b) Two (2) Faculty or staff members