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Judicial Affairs

Appeals

Student’s Right to Appeal

A student has the right to appeal any of the following decisions concerning an alleged act of academic misconduct:

  • The faculty member’s decision that the student committed the act of misconduct
  • The faculty member’s decision to impose a particular academic sanction
  • The decision of the dean of students to impose an additional sanction

The Appeal Process

A student is required to follow the following steps to initiate the appeal process:

  • Submit a written notice to the dean or director of the school or unit within which the alleged offense occurred within seven (7) calendar days after receiving a written report from the faculty member concerning the decision.
  • The student has the burden of proving that the decision is not supported by clear and convincing evidence contained in the record or that a procedural irregularity deprived the student of due process.