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Appeals Process

Conduct Appeals

Appeals of conduct decisions must be made in writing, and must explain in detail the reason(s) for the appeal. In order for an appeal to be considered, an appeal must be submitted no later than five (5) working days from the date of the decision online via the ADVOCATE student portal.

A student may appeal the outcome of either the administrative hearing or the student conduct board hearing for one or more of the following reasons:

  • There has been a failure of fair process
  • New, relevant information can be introduced
  • The sanctions are too harsh and/or impose undue hardship

The appeals process is the final step a student may make in the conduct system. The decision rendered as to whether or not an appeal will be granted is final. If an appeal is denied, the student cannot appeal the decision for that case again. The student will be notified within a reasonable amount of time as to whether or not an appeal is granted.

Sanctions given by the administrative hearing officer or conduct board will stand until the decision on the appeal is made. If an appeal is granted, the case either will be resolved administratively or forwarded to the appropriate personnel. If the case is to be heard again, the student will be notified within a reasonable amount of time as to the date and time of the hearing. If the appeal is denied, the conduct process concludes.

For Title IX appeals, please visit our Title IX policy.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Appeals of parking tickets can be filed in writing and submitted on the University Police website.

All members of the community who believe their innitial written appeal has been denied in error may request a student appeal board hearing. All outcomes of the hearing are final and may not be contested. Please review the grounds for a hearing and enter all requested information accurately.