An appeal of a decision reached or sanctions imposed by a Judicial Body may be made by an accused student within seven (7) school days of the hearing. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Director of Judicial Affairs.
Responsible plea waivers have no appeal option.
An accused student may appeal a decision reached and sanction imposed by the Resident Director to the Director of Judicial Affairs.
An accused student may appeal a decision reached and sanction imposed by the Director of Judicial Affairs or the University Judicial Board to an appellate body.
An appeal shall be limited to a review of the record of the initial hearing and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes, except as required to explain the basis of new evidence.
To determine whether the original hearing was conducted fairly in light of the charges and evidence presented, and in conformity with prescribed procedures giving the accused student a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present his/her defense.
To determine whether the decision reached regarding the accused student was based on substantial evidence, i.e., were the facts in the case sufficient to establish a violation of the Student Code.
To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed was appropriate to the violation.
To consider new evidence, sufficient to alter a decision, or other relevant facts not available at the original hearing because it was not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing. An Appellate Body shall determine the propriety and admissibility of any new evidence.
The sole basis of an appeal is the written statement of appeal. The written statement should be as complete as possible in setting forth the basis for appeal as described above. Clear and convincing reasons are necessary for a successful appeal.
Review by an Appellate Body may not result in more severe sanction(s) for the accused student(s).
Following an Appellate Body decision, the Executive vice President for Student Life may review the case. The review cannot result in more severe sanctions for the accused student(s).