Judicial Appeal Request Form
The Right to Appeal
All students have the right to appeal a disciplinary decision. The original decision including the sanctions, restrictions, etc. will stand until the appeal is heard. Those decisions made by a hall director can be appealed to the director of residence life or his/her designee. Decisions made by the director of residence life or his/her designee can be appealed to the dean of students or his/her designee. Decisions made by the dean of students or his/her designee can be appealed to the Vice President for Student Life. All appeals must be made in writing within 24 hours of the notification of the original sanctions.
Residence Hall & Room
SMU E-mail Address
Reason for appeal - select all that apply
The procedures set forth during the meeting by the hearing officer were not followed and as a result the decision was substantially affected (there was a procedural issue found).
The evidence presented was not substantial enough to justify the decision rendered by the hearing officer (new information was found).
The sanction(s) imposed were not equal with the gravity of the offense for which the accused student was found responsible (sanctions don’t fit the violation).
Please indicate why this appeal should be heard and why the sanction(s) should be reviewed (make sure your response is comprehensive):
Please note: The appeal officer can keep the sanction(s) the same or strengthen/lessen them.
The officer may choose to meet with you or may make a decision upon review of the reason you provided.
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