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FORM C: APPEAL TO THE SENATE BOARD FOR STUDENT APPEALS


Please read the Student Appeal Procedures and the following information carefully as it is important to your submission.

TIMELINES

The FORM C and a copy of the decision being appealed must be submitted WITHIN THREE (3) WEEKS OF RECEIPT of the decision being appealed.

WHAT IS AN APPEAL TO THE SENATE BOARD FOR STUDENT APPEALS?

An appeal to the Senate Board for Student Appeals (SBSA) is the final step a student may take within the University to secure a remedy.

The decision from a lower level stays in effect unless and until it is overturned on appeal.  This means that submitting an appeal will not prevent the decision being appealed from being carried out.

Below are some of the decisions that may be appealed to the SBSA:

    • Form B Formal Inquiry decisions (Student Appeal Procedures)
    • academic dishonesty decisions made by a Faculty Adjudicator (Academic Integrity Policy)
    • decisions of the Dean of Students (Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities) that impose a sanction of suspension, expulsion, or involuntary withdrawal (for violation that do not involve Sexual Violence, Discrimination, and/or Harassment.

SUBMITTING THE APPEAL

The appeal must be submitted (within the timeline noted above) to the University Secretariat in Gilmour Hall 210.

DO NOT SUBMIT FORMS BY EMAIL.

The appeal submission MUST include:

If you wish to submit forms electronically, please contact Michelle Bennett at least two business days before the appeal submission is due) to request an upload link.

QUESTIONS

Students may contact the Ombuds Office (MUSC 210) to discuss the substance of their appeal and to seek feedback and advice.

After reading the Student Appeal Procedures students who wish to review the hearing procedures may contact the Hearings Officer Michelle Bennett to arrange an appointment.