Appeals Process

For violations of the Non-academic Student Code of Conduct


Decisions of the Director of Housing and Judicial Affairs or designee, or from a Judicial Board Hearing, may be appealed by a student/student organization found responsible for a violation to the Vice Chancellor for Student Development. The reasons for an appeal are limited to the following:

The original Judicial Board committed a procedural error in hearing the case which significantly prejudiced the findings of the Judicial Board; and/or, new evidence, which could not have been available at the time of the hearing, and which is material to the outcome of the case, is available.

All appeals must be made in writing within five (5) University business days of receipt of the original written decision to the Office of Housing and Judicial Affairs who will submit it to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development. A decision is assumed to be received three (3) University business days from the date of mailing. After review, the Vice Chancellor for Student Development or designee may either: (a) affirm the finding(s) of the original hearing authority, in which case the decision is final; or (b) remand the case to the original hearing authority for further proceedings with directives to attend to procedural errors or new evidence. In extraordinary circumstances, the Vice Chancellor for Student Development or designee may direct a new hearing with the Judicial Board. All deadlines expressed in any section are subject to change if exigent circumstances exist.

The Vice Chancellor of Student Development or designee shall send written notification of the decision regarding the appeal to the appealing party within fifteen (15) University business days of receiving the appeal barring special circumstances requiring an extension of this time limit. A copy of the decision will be sent to the original Judicial Board and the Director of Housing and Judicial Affairs.

The decision of the Vice Chancellor of Student Development in all appellate matters is the final decision for the University.