Any decision reached by the Judicial Board or through Administrative Conference may be appealed in writing by the students in violation or complainants under the Grounds for Appeals outlined below. The appeal is to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services. Following a review of the appeal, the Vice President of Student Services may do the following: can accept the decision as rendered; issue a modified decision, or refer the appeal to the Judicial Board. The decision of the Vice President of Student Services is final.
Under Appeals: A student dismissed from the College may in addition appeal to an Appellate Board appointed by the Vice President of Student Services.
GROUNDS FOR APPEAL
Except as required to explain the basis of new evidence, an appeal will be limited to the review of the verbatim record of the initial hearing and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes:
- To determine whether the original hearing was conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures of the Student Code.
- To determine whether the decision reached regarding the student was based on sufficient information to establish that a violation of the Student Code occurred.
- To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate for the violation of the Student Code which occurred.
- To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, which was not brought out at the original hearing because the information was not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.