A responding student or in certain circumstances a complainant may appeal a decision, in writing, to the Office of Student Conduct. All appeals are due to the Office of Student Conduct within five (5) business days at 4pm, from date of notification of the outcome of the Campus Conduct Conference or review panel findings. Date of notification is day the letter is sent via University email. During the appeals process sanctions may remain in place. An appeal must specify grounds that would justify consideration. Appeals will only be accepted for review if based upon one or more of the following criteria:
The Dean of Student Affairs and Enrichment or designee will designate one staff person to coordinate the appeal. This designee will make a determination of whether or not the appeal has merit based on the above-stated criteria. If the appeal does not have merit, the findings and sanctions will stand with no further appeal, and the students will be notified in writing (and complainant if the claim involves stalking, dating/domestic violence or sexual misconduct or other violent crimes, subject to FERPA). If the appeal has merit, one of the following will occur:
All decisions regarding the appeals will be delivered in writing through University email.