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Conditions for Appeal
The University understands the need to have a corrective process in place to address circumstances should the judicial officer err. One or all of the following conditions must be met in order for an appeal to be considered.
An appeal should be set forth by the accused:
1. To determine whether the original conference was conducted fairly and in accordance with the Office of Judicial Affairs sanction determination and procedures.
2. To determine whether the decision reached regarding the accused student was based on substantial information to determine the preponderance of evidence and/or the level of responsibility.
3. To determine whether any sanctions imposed were appropriate and not unduly harsh for the violation(s) set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is proven, the appeal will be forwarded to the appropriate reviewer. The appeal will be reviewed and determined by the Director of Judicial Affairs, The Vice President for Student Affairs or The President.
If none of the three conditions for appeal is met, the decision of the original conference will be upheld and the responsible student is expected to comply immediately.