Appeals (for non-CCHB / SLC hearings)

A student found “Responsible” during a hearing has the right to a single level of appeal. This appeal must be submitted within three (3) days of the original decision to the Student Life Office, which will direct the appeal to the designated appellate authority.

An appeal of the original decision may be granted only if the appellate authority determines that:

  • the decision is manifestly unfair or unsupported by the testimony and evidence received at the hearing;
  • the hearing body failed to follow and apply designated policies and procedures and such failure resulted in material prejudice to the appealing party; or
  • one or more members of the hearing body were unfairly biased or acted with prejudice in a manner that affected the outcome of the case or violated the rights of the accused student to due process as provided by the Community Judicial Code.

If the appeal is granted, the case shall be reheard in its entirety by the designated appellate authority.