When a party wishes to present for consideration new evidence or challenged the sanction, an appeal request of the decision of the Conduct Committee Hearing may be filed in writing to the Dean of Students or designee within three (3) business days of the notice of the outcome to the hearing, barring urgent circumstances.
All parties should be timely informed of the status of requests for appeal, the status of the appeal consideration, and the results of the appeal decision when appropriate by procedure or law.
The Dean of Students or designee will refer the request(s) to the Vice President of Student Services who will conduct an initial review to determine if the appeal request meets the limited grounds and is timely.
Full rehearings by the Conduct Committee Hearing are not permitted.
In review, the original finding and sanction are presumed to have been decided reasonably and appropriately, thus the burden is on the appealing party(ies) to show clear error. The original decision-maker or new Conduct Committee will limit its review to the new evidence or sanction challenges presented.
All decisions of the original decision-maker or new Conduct Committee are to be made within seven (7) days of submission to the Panel and are final, as are any decisions made by the original hearing body, Dean of Student Affairs or Title IX Coordinator as the result of reconsideration consistent with instructions from the Vice President of Student Services.
The presumptive stance of SCC is that all decisions made and sanctions imposed by the original decision-maker are to be implemented during the appellate process. At the discretion of the Dean of Students, and in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator when necessary, implementation of sanctions may be stayed pending review only in extremely urgent circumstances.
Appeals requests are limited to the following grounds: