- The Student Conduct Appeal Board shall consist of the Dean of
Students or designee.
- The University Conduct Appeal Board shall consist of three
members: the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee as
Chair and with the power to vote; a full-time faculty member or
administrator; and a University student. At the discretion of
the Chair substitutes may be named when necessary. The faculty,
administrator, and student members will be members of the Conduct
Board Panel who did not serve on the Hearing Panel from which the
decision is being appealed.
The following general provisions are common elements of
- Parties are responsible for strict adherence to all deadlines
and procedures for the filing and processing of appeals.
- Failure to present information or witnesses that were known to
the student at the time of the original hearing will not be
considered new evidence.
- Minutes and/or recordings of the University Conduct Board
hearings will be available to the Appeal Board.
- The burden of proof in an appeal rests on the appealing party
to show why the previous decision should not be affirmed. It
is not the responsibility of the Appeal Board to justify any
decision imposed by the Student Conduct Administrator, Dean of
Students or other appropriate administrator.
- There is no right to appeal the sanctions or penalties issued
by the Dean of Students or other appropriate administrator.
Appeal submissions disputing sanctions will not be approved.
- Within five (5) school days of receipt of the written appeal
the Chair shall notify the appealing student of the date the Appeal
Board will meet to review the appeal.
- The Appeal Board shall conduct a review to affirm, reverse or
modify the determination, or remand the case to the Hearing
- Appeals are considered based on the merits of the documentation
submitted. The appealing student does not appear at the
review; however the University reserves the right to have the
student meet with the Appeal Board before the Appeal Board makes a
- If the appeal is denied, the appeals process is completed
except for cases of expulsion, which are referred to the
appropriate senior administrator.
- A student is entitled to only one appeal. The decision of
the Appeal Board is final and closes the matter.
Matters Involving Expulsion
- If the Appeal Board approves the recommendation of
expulsion, the written decision and all materials will be forwarded
to the Executive Vice President or designee for final
- The Executive Vice President or designee may direct that the
student be expelled, permit the student to remain enrolled at the
University subject to certain conditions (and other sanctions), or
reject the recommendation and remand the matter to the Appeal Board
with instructions for further proceedings.