Student Conduct Appeal Request Form

Please submit this completed form to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life (Student Center, suite E240)
within seven business days of the date of the decision notification. All questions on the form are required and
must be completed in order for the appeal request to move forward. Any incomplete forms will not be
processed. If you have any questions about the appeal process, please contact the Dean of Students Office at

Student Name:


Today’s Date:



1. On what grounds is the appeal being requested? (Check all that apply)

_______ New Information: To consider information or other relevant facts sufficient to alter a decision because such
information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the investigation.

_______ Appropriateness of Sanctions: To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate for the Policy
violation that the Respondent was found to have committed. If the Respondent is making the appeal solely on
this ground, he/she accepts responsibility for the violation and is only appealing the severity of the sanctions.

_______ Due Process: To determine whether the investigation was conducted fairly in light of the charges and
information presented, and in conformity with prescribed procedures giving the Complainant a reasonable
opportunity to prepare and present information about the alleged Policy violation, and giving the Respondent
a reasonable opportunity to prepare and present a response to the allegation(s). Minor process deviations that
do not materially affect the outcome are not a basis for sustaining an appeal.

_______ Unsupported Decision: To determine whether the decision reached regarding the Respondent was supported
using the preponderance of evidence standard to establish that a violation of the Policy occurred.

2. Please indicate how the selected ground(s) for appeal applies to your situation?
If needed, you may attach any additional documentation to this form to support your appeal.

For official use only – do not write in this box

Reason(s) for Denial (if applicable):

Notification Date:

Appeal Administrator’s Decision:

Submission Date:

Deny the Appeal
Decision Date:

Al ow the Appeal to Proceed