Appealing a decision

An appeal is your right to challenge the decision maker’s decision. It is also important to understand what an appeal is and isn’t. 

Every student found responsible for a policy violation has the right to request an appeal within 10 business days of receiving their letter. To receive an appeal, you must demonstrate that you have one (or more) of the following grounds; 

  1. A procedural error occurred that may have reasonably affected the fairness of the process or may have altered the outcome of the case;
  2. A reasonable demonstration that the Decision Maker(s) had an unfair bias;
  3. There is new information that was not reasonably available at the time of the decision and would likely have resulted in a different outcome;
  4. A reasonable demonstration that the resolution(s) imposed was unreasonable when considering the circumstances of the case.

Demonstrate that you have met one of the grounds above and the Student Appeal Committee Chair will convene an impartial panel of three people called a Hearing Board. When you meet with them, you’ll want to focus on sharing your reason(s) supporting the ground(s) you selected, not all the details of the incident. 


This process applies to the following policies:

  • The Code of Student Academic Integrity
  • The Code of Student Community Standards
  • The Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy

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