Appeals

A decision reached by the Student Conduct Council or a sanction imposed by the Student Conduct Administrator may be appealed by the Accused Student(s) or Complainant(s) to an Appellate Board within two (2) business days of the decision. The appeal must be submitted in writing using the Appeal Form available online or in the Dean of Students Office and delivered to the Student Conduct Administrator or his or her designee.

An appeal must be based on the following criteria:

a. Procedural Error: To determine whether the Student Conduct Council Hearing was conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures giving the complainant a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present information that the Student Code was violated, and giving the Accused Student a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a response to those charges. Deviations from designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an appeal unless significant prejudice results.

b. New Information: To consider new information not previously known to the person appealing at the time of the original Student Conduct Council that is sufficient to alter the decision.

If an appeal is upheld by the Appellate Board, the matter shall be returned to the original Student Conduct Council and Student Conduct Administrator for re-opening of Student Conduct Council Hearing to allow reconsideration of the original determination and/or sanction(s). If an appeal is not upheld, the matter shall be considered final and binding upon all involved.