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.

The Vice President for Student Life hears all appeals from the Campus Conduct Board. Appeals of disciplinary decisions made by the Director of Campus Life or the Campus Conduct Committee 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 or Committee 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 from the Sexual Misconduct Committee will be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator who will turn all information over to the Provost for final decision on the appeal. The Provost may: (1) confirm the original decision; (2) return the case to the hearing agent or Committee for a new hearing; or (3) change the sanction(s) and/or the condition(s) originally imposed. In most cases, the Provost will provide those concerned with the appeal with a written rationale for his/her actions. If for some reason the Provost is unable to hear an appeal, a proxy will be appointed. The decision of the appeal will be considered final. 

Appeals of disciplinary decisions made by any other conduct board or a Hearing Agent will be heard by the Director 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.

Last updated 7/23/2013