When an appeal request is submitted, the charged student is typically not afforded a meeting with the person resolving the appeal request. Regardless of the outcome of the appeal request, the charged student is notified in writing of the appeal outcome. Appeal outcome decisions are final decisions in the disciplinary process; additional appeal is not available through the Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations.
Honor, Conduct, and Appeals Board
An appeal request of an administrative handling resolved initially by a representative of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is typically resolved by a representative of the Office of the Dean of Students. An appeal request of an administrative handling resolved initially by a representative of the Office of the Dean of Students is typically resolved by a different representative of the Office of the Dean of Students. An appeal request concerning the outcome of a judicial board hearing held to resolve charges of alleged violation of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes may be made by a charged student on one or more of the following grounds:.
The appeal request may include one letter from one character reference, regardless of whether a different character reference letter was submitted during the hearing.
A character reference must be a current University of Lynchburg student, faculty, or staff member who did not participate in the hearing in another capacity. Skip to Content.
I. Appeals and Appeal Boards
It should be noted that an appeal may not be based on discontent with the severity of the sanction imposed by the Honor Code Hearing Panel. A granted appeal will result in the meeting of the Honor Code Appeals Board and they will review the record of the case alone.
The student and reporting party are not allowed to attend the meeting. The Appeals Board has the authority to let the decision of the Hearing Panel stand, remand the case to the Hearing Panel, reverse the Hearing Panel decision, or modify the sanction s.
Students whose cases have been resolved through the Honor System may be eligible to appeal their case outcome, depending on the original hearing type in which they participated. If a student feels that their case has been impacted by any of the aforementioned grounds, they may submit an appeal petition no later than five business days after receiving the rationale of the Honor Court's decision. Appeal petitions are reviewed and granted on a case by case basis by the Judicial Programs Officer.
Students submitting appeals should provide as much context and detail as possible related to the grounds for their appeal.