The purpose of this form is to request the Coordinator of Student Conduct, or his/her designee, to review your case and determine if an appeal hearing should be granted. All requests must be submitted within 5 business days of your original decision letter. When submitting additional documentation to support your request, submit photocopies and not original documents. All additional documentation could be subject to verification.
After an appeal investigation is conducted, the Coordinator of Student conduct, or his/her designee, will decide to uphold, alter, or change the original decision. This decision will be considered final.
- Appeals may only be requested for an alleged due process violation, extenuating circumstances, or substantially disproportionate sanctions. If you request an appeal simply on the grounds of disagreement with a decision, or a sanction, an appeal will not be granted. Definitions of due process , extenuating circumstances and substantially disproportionate sanctions follow:
Due Process is defined as: “A procedural error occurred that significantly impacted the outcome of the hearing.” Student Due Process Rights can be found in the Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
Extenuating Circumstances is defined as: “New evidence, unavailable during the original hearing, that could substantially impact the original finding or sanction. A summary of this new evidence and its potential impact must be included.”
- Disproportionate Sanctions is defined as: “The sanctions imposed are substantially disproportionate to the severity of the violation.”
If you need additional information regarding your request for an appeal, the appeal request form, or the student conduct process; please refer to the Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. If further information is needed, please contact your Residence Hall Director or the Coordinator of Student Conduct at 920-424-3212