Student Handbook

Appeal Process

Appeals of disciplinary decisions are reviewed only if they are submitted in writing. Three types of appeals are possible: (1) appeals seeking a review of the procedures, (2) appeals seeking a review of penalties or (3) appeals based on new evidence not presented at original hearing.

All appeals must:

1. Be submitted to the Director of Campus Life no later than 48 hours after the student(s) or group has been notified of a decision.

2. Specify whether the appeal is seeking a review of procedures and/or the severity of the penalty or presenting new evidence.

3. Provide the necessary detailed information to support their position.

Appeals of disciplinary decisions made by the Director of Campus Life must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Life who will then submit the appeal and all other information to the for final action. Based upon his/her review, the Vice President for Student Life may (1) confirm the original decision; (2) return the case to the Director of Campus Life   for a new hearing; or (3) change the sanction(s) and/or the condition(s) originally imposed. In all cases, the Vice President for Student Life will provide those concerned with the appeal with a written rationale for his/her actions. If for some reason the Vice President for Student Life is unable to hear an appeal, a proxy will be appointed. The decision of the appeal is considered final.

Appeals of disciplinary decisions made by a Hearing Agent will be heard by the Director of Campus Life. Based upon his/her review, the Director of Campus Life may: 1) confirm the original decision; or 2) return the case to the Greek Conduct Committee, or the Hearing Agent for a new hearing; or 3) change the sanction(s) and/or the condition(s) originally imposed. In all cases, the Director of Campus Life will provide those concerned with the appeal with a written rationale for his/her actions. The decision of the appeal will be considered final.