COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Hearings and Appeals

A formal hearing is an opportunity for further review of a student conduct incident. The informal resolution does not go into effect if a hearing is requested. An appeal of a hearing decision is a request for further review based on an alleged error in the hearing process

Why would a hearing occur?

If a student does not accept the informal resolution offered by OCS, they may request that a hearing board review the issue further.

When would a student request a hearing?

The opportunity to request a hearing is typically after the student has received a letter from OCS offering an informal resolution to the incident. Often, the letter is sent to the student after they have already had an informal meeting with OCS.

How does a student request a hearing?

After a student receives a letter from OCS offering an informal resolution, they may request a hearing by responding via email indicating that they do not accept the informal resolution and would like a hearing.

College or Department Specific Procedures

Some colleges and programs have specific procedures for resolving issues within the program. Click here for a list of links to program specific procedures

Campus Committee on Student Behavior (CCSB)

CCSB is one of the hearing boards at the University that hears student conduct cases. Click here for CCSB hearing procedures 

Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC)

SCRC provides advocates to support students through the hearing process.

Why would a student appeal a hearing decision?


A student would submit an appeal if they thought that an error had occurred during the hearing process. Check the Student Conduct Code Procedures for more information about the grounds for an appeal.

When would a student appeal a hearing decision?


If a student chose to appeal, he/she would do so shortly after they received the outcome of the hearing. There is a limited time period during which an appeal can be made.

How would a student appeal a hearing decision?


A student would submit a notice of appeal to the Provost Appeal Secretary. See Student Conduct Code Procedures for more information about what to include in a notice of appeal.