Level Three: Appeal Process
A student who wishes to appeal the recommendation(s) of the Hearing Officer and/or Hearing Board must submit a written request for an appeal within five school days of the notification of the results of the hearing. The student must address one of the points listed below as grounds for appeal. The request must be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The grounds for an appeal are as follows:
- That the regulations for filing disciplinary charges or the hearing process were not followed.
- That available, relevant evidence was not reviewed.
The Vice President for Student Affairs or the appointed Appeal Officer will review the record of the proceedings. If, in the appeal, it is determined that new evidence exists or some other reason is present to consider additional evidence, or if proper procedures were not followed, the matter can be returned to the Hearing Officer and Judicial Board for further deliberation.
The Vice President for Student Affairs can accept the decision of the initial hearing, or refer the case back to the Hearing Board. The decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs is final except in cases of dismissal. A student dismissed from the College may, in addition, appeal to the President.