Accused students who do not agree with the outcome of the meeting/hearing do have the opportunity to appeal to the Dean of Student Affairs within 48 hours of receiving their outcome letter. Students may appeal based on the following reasons:

  1. Availability of new evidence that was not heard at the hearing that may have a  bearing on the outcome.

  2. The hearing was conducted in a manner that deviated from written procedures that impacted the fairness of the hearing.

  3. Belief that the sanction(s) imposed was grossly disproportionate to the severity of the offense.

  4. The finding does not accord with the evidence.

  5. Belief that there was bias on the part of a hearing board member that deprived the process of impartiality.