5.2 | Procedures

5.2.A | Types of university procedures that can be appealed include, but are not limited to:

i. Discrimination/Civil Rights Appeal

ii. Disability Accommodation Appeals

iii. Title IX Appeals

iv. Academic Appeals

v. Student Conduct Appeals

vi. Parking Citation Appeals

5.2.B | A student may appeal against the decision, or the sanction(s), condition(s), and restriction(s), imposed by the Office of Community Standards, by submitting a written petition to the VP of Student Affairs office within five (5) business days of receiving the written decision.The petition can be submitted using this link:

5.2.C | The petition must clearly set forth the grounds for the appeal, together with the evidence upon which the appeal is based. A disagreement with the decision alone shall not constitute grounds for appeal. The only proper grounds for appeal, and the only issues that may be considered on appeal are as follows:

i. A procedural (or substantive error) occurred that significantly impacted the outcome of the hearing (e.g., substantiated bias, material deviation from established procedures, etc.).

ii. The discovering of new evidence, unavailable during the original hearing, or review of the case, could substantially impact the original finding or sanction. A summary of this new evidence and its potential impact must be included.

iii. The sanctions imposed substantially vary from the range of sanctions normally imposed for similar infractions.

5.2.D | The VP of Student Affairs, or designee, has ten (10) business days to review and make a determination about the appeal. The student will be notified in writing of the appeal determination.