Appeals and Final Review
Respondents may petition for a review of a decision or assigned sanction(s) within three (3) business days of issuance of a written decision letter
. All requests for review must be in writing and delivered to the appointed administrator in the manner indicated in the written decision letter.
If the appointed administrator determines that a complaint may be reviewed, every opportunity will be taken, where possible, to return the complaint to the original hearing officer or hearing panel for reconsideration; however, if this is not possible, the complaint will be reviewed on reconsideration by the appellate body. The original hearing officer or hearing panel may support or change a decision. The review body will be deferential to the original decision-maker, making changes to the finding only where there is clear error and to a sanction only if a compelling justification to do so exists. Reviews will only be considered for one or more of the following purposes:
- To consider new information which was unavailable at the time of the original hearing that could change the outcome; or
- To assess whether a material deviation from written procedures resulted in an unfair outcome of the hearing.
- To assess whether a sanction of the loss of University housing, a suspension, or expulsion will have a substantially disproportionate impact on the student or is inconsistent with University practice and values.
Except as required to explain the basis of new information unavailable at the time of a hearing, review of a hearing will be limited to the record of the initial hearing and all supporting documents.