Appeal to the Executive Committee:

Students may appeal the decision of a University Conduct Board (UCB), University Honor Board (UHB), or Title IX Hearing Board to the Executive Committee (EC). The EC is the University’s committee of final appeal.  Members of the EC are appointed by the President of the University or designee.

Appeals are limited to 1,500 words in total. Grounds for the appeal must be clearly and concisely stated, and all relevant information substantiating the grounds for appeal should be included. The following constitute appropriate grounds for appeal:

  1. newly discovered information has been obtained that was not previously available during the investigation or court process through the exercise of due diligence and the newly discovered information would materially affect the outcome;
  2. significant procedural irregularity which materially affected the outcome; or
  3. Title IX Coordinator, investigator, or decision-maker had a conflict of interest or bias for or against complainant or respondent generally or the individual complainant or respondent that affected the outcome of the matter

Students may not appeal simply because they disagree or are unsatisfied with the outcome of their hearing.  Appeals may not be submitted by a third party on behalf of a student.

To appeal a decision of any UCB, UHB, or Title IX Hearing Board, a student must submit a written letter of appeal to the chair of the Executive Committee, within five (5) days of the issuance of the decision. The appeal letter must include the following information:

  1. a summary of the incident in question;
  2. an indication of the grounds for appeal and;
  3. a narrative that supports the request for appeal.

The EC has the authority to review the extenuating circumstances before making a decision on a case.

Decisions of the EC are final.

For more questions about the appeal process, click here.