Students have the right to appeal decisions and sanctions. In order to appeal a student must submit the Notice of Appeal form within ten business days from the date of the Responsibility Letter.
The Notice of Appeal form can be accessed here.
Appeals will be processed within ten business days of the date of the appeal letter. All appeals will be vetted by Student Services, and only approved based on the presence of a significant procedural irregularity or new information. Once the appeal is accepted, the student will be contacted with further instructions for their Appeal Body hearing. The Appeal Body will make a decision and the student will be notified of the outcome via email within five business days.
Appeal of Decision and Non-Immediate Sanction(s)
- A Respondent can appeal a Case Managers finding of responsibility, sanctioning decision, and/or Requirement to Withdraw to the appropriate appellant officer on the following ground(s):
- A failure to follow the rules and regulations by the relevant decision-making body;
- A breach of procedural fairness;
- A violation of University policies;
- A decision made that is not found to be reasonable.
- A Respondent may appeal a decision to the Student Conduct Panel and Appeal Body on the grounds, and using the procedures, outlines in the Senate Policy on Student Appeals, Rights and Discipline within 2 weeks after receiving the decision. The appeal must be submitted by completing Form 26(a) (Notice of Appeal) and must contain:
- A copy of the decision;
- A statement of the grounds for appeal;
- The outcome sought; and
- All relevant supporting documentation.
- A Respondent will have their case heard by an Appeal Body or Administrator. If the ASESM served as the case manager, the SESM will serve as the appeal body. If the SESM served as the Case Manager, the Student Conduct Panel and Appeal Body will serve as the appeal body. If the ASESM served as the case manager, and the SESM has a real or perceived conflict of interest relating to the case or Respondent, the Student Conduct Panel and Appeal Body will serve as the appeal body.
Appeals – Special Cases