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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.

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.

The following decisions may be appealed to the SBSA:
    • Form B Formal Inquiry decisions
    • academic dishonesty decisions made by a Faculty Adjudicator under the Academic Integrity Policy
    • decisions made by the Dean of Students under the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
    • decisions of an Associate Dean/Dean/Provost under the Academic Accommodations of Students with Disabilities policy

TIMELINES

The FORM C and a copy of the decision being appealed must be submitted to the University Secretariat within three weeks of receipt of the decision being appealed.

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 and before filing a Form C, students are advised to contact the the Hearings Officer, Michelle Bennett, to arrange an appointment to review the hearing procedures.

SUBMITTING THE FORM

The FORM C must be submitted to the University Secretariat in Gilmour Hall 210.

  • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FORMS BY EMAIL.
  • If you wish to submit forms electronically, please contact Michelle Bennett to make arrangments.