Student Conduct Appeal Form
Florida Atlantic University

Instructions for the Appeal Form:

  1. The Appeal Form and any additional pages must be completed and typed by the charged student.
  2. The Appeal Form must be submitted and dated by the charged student.
  3. The reason(s) for appeal must be selected on the Appeal Form.
  4. If appealing a decision made through the Code of Conduct process the charged student must submit the Appeal Form electronically and will receive the appeal decision letter via your FAU email account.
  5. The Appeal Form needs to be submitted to srvpstudentaffairs@fau.edu (Building 80, Student Services, Room 215, Dr. Charles Brown, Vice President for Student Affairs).
  6. Appeal forms should not be submitted to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students office.
  7. The Appeal Form must be received in correspondence within five (5) business days of the date of receipt of Notice of Decision and Sanction letter. Late appeals with NOT be accepted.

Appellate Review Process:

A student may appeal the decision of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students (as to whether the student has been found responsible or not responsible) and/or the sanctions imposed by the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students.

  1. Reasons to appeal are:
    • Failure to receive the minimum requirements of process, as described under this Regulation
    • Severity of the sanction
    • New material or information that could not be discovered at the time of the Hearing
  2. The burden of proof at the appellate level rests with the charged student.
  3. The appeal determination of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee is final and binding on all parties. There are no further appeals within the University. The student has the right to appeal the University's final decision to an external judicial forum.

See Student Code of Conduct at: http://www.fau.edu/regulations/chapter4/Reg%204.007%2011-16-11%20FINAL.pdf

 


APPEALS FORM

Name:                              Date:

Z Number:                     E-mail:

I am writing to appeal the outcome of my student conduct case within the office of: (Please indicate one) 
Dean of Students             Residence Life

I was notified of the decision on  (date).

I choose to appeal based on the following criteria (check all that apply):

  1. Failure to receive the minimum requirements of process, as described under this Regulation. In area below, describe in detail the irregularities in fairness and stated procedures that could have affected the outcome of the process.
  2. New material or information that could not be discovered at the time of Hearing. In area below, describe the new material or information and how you believe it could affect the outcome. Also enclose copies of documentation or evidence referenced.
  3. Severity of the sanction. In area below, describe why the sanctions are severe and what you would recommend as alternative sanctions.

 

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