Office of Student Conduct

Appeals

A student found responsible for a Code of Conduct violation may only appeal a sanction of Removal from University Housing or Deferred Suspension to Permanent Expulsion from the University. Student may appeal on one or more of the following grounds:

    1. The student has been denied due process.
    2. Discovery of substantive new evidence or substantive evidence of bias on behalf of the hearing officer or USCB.
    3. The sanction(s) recommended was/were not justified by the nature of the violation(s).

Appeals shall only be heard by the Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee. A written request for an appeal by the student must be submitted to the Office of Student Conduct within three (3) business days* of notification of the results of the original hearing or conference. The Office of Student Conduct may administer the notification of hearing results via the student's official University email address.

The person reviewing the appeal may sustain or modify the sanction set by the Office of Student Conduct when he or she determines that the sanction recommended was outside the University’s sanction range for such violations and/or not justified by the nature of the offense. The person conducting the appeal will forward a written decision and rationale to the Director of Student Conduct within ten (10) business days* of receiving the sanction review request.

*Note: Computation of time: When any period of time is referred to, such period in all cases are computed to exclude the first and include the last day of such period. Business days include normal University operating days and exclude holidays and weekends. The last business day ends at 4 p.m.