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Student Conduct Appeals

Respondents and Victims have the right to appeal the outcome of a Student Conduct case based on the following reasons:

  1. Errors in the hearing proceedings that substantially affected the outcome of the hearing.
  2. The sanction(s) is (are) extraordinarily disproportionate to the violation committed.
  3. Presentation of new information that was not available at the time of the original hearing, which may substantially affect the outcome of the hearing.

A student has five (5) class days from date of the Decision Letter to appeal the final Student Conduct outcome(s). After submission of an appeal, the student will be contacted by the assigned Appellate Officer for an appeal review meeting, where students can provide further information related to their appeal request. If a student does not respond or schedule an appeal review meeting, the Appellate Officer will review the case and make their final decision solely based on the submitted information.


Immediate Suspensions: Students may also appeal an immediate suspension issued by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, or designee, for actions that may affect the safety, health, or general welfare of the student or University community. Students who have been immediately suspended have three (3) class days from the date of Suspension Letter to appeal in writing.


If you would like to appeal the outcome of a case or an immediate suspension, please use the following Appeal Request Form.


NOTE: An appeal decision constitutes final University action and therefore cannot be appealed further within the University. If a student receives a sanction where he or she is suspended or expelled, the student will be notified in the decision letter that the student may appeal the University's final action to an outside judicial forum.