Students found in violation as a result of a formal hearing may appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s) imposed. The appeal must be made in writing to the Appellate Officer (VP of SDES or designee) within ten (10) business days after the date the student was notified of the decision by the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) or designee.
Students may appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s) imposed on the basis of one or more of the following:
The appellate officer shall first determine if sufficient grounds for appeal exist and then, if so, the appellate officer may:
The appellate officer should issue a written decision to the student’s appeal within twenty (20) business days of receipt of the appeal. Should the appellate officer require additional time for review beyond the twenty (20) business days, the appellate officer shall notify the charged student in writing of the need for additional time. Decisions of the appellate officer reflect final agency action.