Appeal Requests

Appeal requests must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards within three (3) business days from the date of the decision letter being sent. Before submitting an appeal, please carefully read all communications sent to you about the case you are interested in appealing, and review the Student Code of Community Standards.

Appeal requests must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. New evidence exists, which was unavailable to the party submitting the appeal request at the time of the decision and would likely have affected the outcome. A summary of the new evidence and its potential impact must be included in the appeal request. Deliberate omission of information by an appealing party is not sufficient grounds for appeal.
  2. A significant procedural error or omission occurred that may have significantly impacted the outcome (e.g., substantiated bias, material deviation from established procedures, preponderance of evidence does or does not support the findings, etc.)
  3. The sanctions are not appropriate to the violation for which the student and/or organization has been found responsible.

Please submit your appeal by completing the appeal request form online.

If you have questions about filling out the form, please contact the Office of Community Standards at [email protected]