The purpose of an appeal is to review the procedures of a hearing in order to determine if there is a basis for error.
A student may appeal a student conduct decision on the following grounds:
- A violation of due process.
- Evidence of prejudicial treatment by the original hearing body.
- Evidence does not support a finding of guilt.
- Penalty too harsh for the nature of the violation.
- Evidence becomes available during the review process that was not previously available during the original hearing.
The appeal officer will review all material related to the case including:
- The record made before the original hearing body
- All pertinent documents, including hearing transcripts, witness statements, and incident reports
- Prior violations and sanctions against the student
The appeal officer may:
- Affirm the original decision.
- Change or reduce the sanctions imposed.
- Find evidence of prejudice treatment and refer the case for rehearing before another hearing body.
- Reverse the finding of guilt and affirm the appeal. Such a finding will not preclude the case from being reheard.
Last updated: 6/7/2016