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Appeals

An accused student who has been found guilty before the Honor Court or University Hearings Board with original authority, or who has a judgment and sanctions determined by and Expedited Hearing Panel may file a petition for appeal. For instructions on submitting a timely appeal, please click here.

The University Hearings Board shall have the authority to hear appeals in cases originally considered by the Undergraduate Court (including an expedited hearing panel), Summer School Honor Court, or the Graduate and Professional Honor Court. The University Hearings Board shall also have appellate jurisdiction over cases within its authority to hear original matters as specified in Section C.4. of Appendix C, provided that no individual who has served on the original hearing panel shall serve as part of the appellate panel. For purposes of exercising its appellate authority, an appellate panel shall be constituted, including two faculty members selected from among those serving on the Faculty Hearings Board Panel, one designee of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and two students designated by the Chair of the appropriate student court having original authority who have not been involved in prior proceedings in the case. A faculty member or administrator designated by the Vice Chancellor shall serve as presiding officer. The Judicial Programs Officer will review each appeal to determine if the petition establishes a sufficient factual basis for an appeal. Any student who has their petition for appeal denied by the Judicial Programs Officer may request that decision be reviewed by a three person Appellate Review Board. The determination of the Appellate Review Board is final.

An appeal of a judgment rendered under Section E of Appendix C may be based on the insufficiency of evidence, severity of sanctions, or violation of basic rights provided in Section IV.A. and on no other grounds. An appeal of a judgment rendered under Section F of Appendix C may be based upon severity of sanctions or violation of basic rights provided in Section IV.A. of this Instrument and on no other grounds.

If a student wishes to appeal the ruling of the University Hearings Board, he or she may appeal to the Chancellor only on the ground of an alleged violation of basic rights or in cases where a sanction of permanent suspension or expulsion was levied.