Appeal Procedure

Decisions rendered by the Campus Standards Committee may be appealed to the Vice President of Instruction and Support Services or his/her designee. To initiate an appeal, the student must appeal in writing within three school days after receipt of the Committee’s decision. In an appeal the student should demonstrate that: (1) there is new evidence; (2) the Assistant Vice President of Student Services, his/her designee, and/or the Campus Standards Committee exhibited prejudice or other unfair treatment to the student; and/or (3) the decision does not relate appropriately to the charges.

The Vice President shall have the authority to: (1) review the proceedings and findings of the Campus Standards Committee: (2) conduct interviews with the student charged, the Assistant Vice President of Student Services and/or his/her designee, Campus Standards Committee members, and/or witnesses; and (3) approve, modify, or overturn the decision or sanction of the Campus Standards Committee. The Vice-President of the Instruction and Support Services or his/her designee will inform the student in writing of the final decision within five school days of the receipt of the appeal.

Decisions rendered by the Vice-President of Instruction and Support or his/her designee will be considered final with the exception of decisions resulting in a sanction of
suspension of expulsion.

All cases involving a sanction of suspension or expulsion will be reviewed by the President or his/her designee. Any action initiated by the President or
his designee will be made within five school days and will be considered final.