Respondents found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct may appeal online to the Dean of Students or their designee by following the procedures described in Section 3.3 of the Code of Student Conduct.
An appeal is not a re-hearing and will not be granted based on a Respondent's disagreement with a decision; rather, an appeal is an administrative review of the investigation and hearing process to identify any procedural errors, consider newly discovered information, and/or assess the proportionality of sanctions.
Instructions for submitting an appeal are included in all University decision letters.
Summary of Appeal Process
Appeals are typically resolved within 30 days following receipt of the written appeal request. University appeal decisions are final.
A procedural error occurred that significantly impacted the decision. A description of the error and its impact on the decision of the case must be included in the written appeal.
New information has been discovered that was not available or known to the appealing party during the student conduct process and the new information could substantially impact the findings (Note: If a student chooses not to attend a hearing, their testimony or documentary or tangible information may not be considered “new evidence” for the purpose of an appeal).
The sanctions imposed were substantially disproportionate to the violation(s).