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Appeal Process

This is the Appeal Process for Non-Title IX outcomes*

Students who have violated the Campus Student Code may appeal the decision and/or the imposed sanction within five (5) calendar days from the date that the Outcome Letter is sent. The entire Appeal Process can be reviewed in section 10 of the Campus Student Code. You can also learn how to appeal with our instructional Appeal Process video.

Reasons For Appeal

  • Procedural error that resulted in material harm or prejudice to the student (i.e., by preventing a fair, impartial, or proper hearing). Deviations from the designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an appeal unless material harm or prejudice results;

  • Discovery of substantial new evidence that was unavailable at the time of the hearing, and which reasonably could have affected the decision of the hearing body; or

  • Disciplinary sanction imposed is grossly disproportionate to the violation(s) committed, considering the relevant aggravating and/or mitigating factors. Non-attendance by the accused student may not be the sole grounds for an appeal. Dissatisfaction with a decision is not grounds for appeal.

Instructions for a Letter of Appeal

  • Write out the appeal letter according to the attached template. Keep it appropriate and professional. Utilize this Appeal Letter Template to write your appeal letter. 

  • Include any documents that support your appeal.

  • Submit your appeal and supporting documents online through the link provided in your outcome letter.

  • If you have a question regarding the status of your appeal, please email

Know the Code: Appeal Process 

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