The Appeals Process
The appeal process is outlined by Article VIII of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Appeals must be filed within five (5) business days after the conclusion of the conduct meeting or hearing. An appeal may be requested for the following reasons:
- Procedural Error - to determine whether the original hearing was conducted fairly in light of the charges and information presented, and in conformity with prescribed procedures giving the complainant a reasonable opportunity to prepare and present information that the Code was violated, and giving the respondent a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a rebuttal of those allegations.
- New Information - to consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.
Upon reviewing the appeal, the appellate authority can do the following:
- Remand the matter to the original hearing authority to reopen the case
- Affirm the finding
- Reverse the finding
- Modify the consequences
- Deny the appeal
The appellate authority will notify the person filing the appeal of the decision as soon as it is reached.