Deadlines. Within five (5) days of notification of any non-restorative proceeding outcome, the respondent(s) may appeal, in writing, the decisions in the case, setting out the reason(s) for the appeal. Appeals for Administrative Review Meetings will be submitted to the Director. Appeals for higher-level hearings will be submitted to the Dean of Students.

Grounds for Appeal. Appeals will normally be considered only when: (1) there is relevant new evidence that was not reasonably available to be presented to the original Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s) and that in the judgment of the appeal officer the introduction of the information may have changed the finding by the original Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s); or (2) when a substantial procedural error by the University, Administrative Reviewer, or Hearing Officer(s) is demonstrated and in the reasonable judgment of the appeal officer such error is sufficient enough that it may have affected the decision of the original Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s). If it is determined that the appeal has merit, the appeal officer may reduce the severity or terms of an outcome or may remand the matter to an appropriate Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s).

Complainant Appeals. For proceedings involving Title IX-related charges or charges under D.9 Harassment or D.10 Harm to Person(s), the complainant shall have the right to appeal on the same terms as the respondent. If it is determined that the complainant’s appeal has merit, the appeal officer may increase the severity or terms of an outcome or may remand the matter to an appropriate Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s).

Appeal Review. All Administrative Review Meeting appeals will be heard by the Director. Appeals for higher-level hearings will be heard by the Dean of Students or designee.

To submit an appeal, please fill out this appeal form