Appeal an Academic Integrity Hearing Decision

How to appeal an academic integrity hearing decision?

All academic integrity appeals should be sent to the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at You may not appeal an outcome simply because you disagree.You can appeal the Outcome Letter within seven (7) business days of the date the letter was sent. Appeals are considered for one or more of the following purposes:

i.     To consider new information which was unavailable at the time of the original hearing

  • Example:You requested that a witness attend your hearing. On the way to the hearing, your witness was in a car accident and went to the hospital. In your appeal, you would need to demonstrate that this occurred, so you would need your witness to obtain a copy of the police report or the treatment records from the hospital that lists the time and date.
  • General Guidance:You should consider the elements of the appeal. The new information must have been unavailable at the time. As such, you will need to explain why the information was unavailable, why the information could not have been provided in any other form at the time of the hearing (such as a written witness statement), and how the evidence will alter the outcome of the case.

ii.   To assess whether a material deviation from written procedures resulting in an unfair outcome of the hearing.

  • Example:If you were only given four calendar days’ notice of your hearing rather than the required seven calendar days’ notice.
  • General Guidance:You should consider the elements of the appeal. In this case, it must be a deviation from written procedures, so your appeal should include references to our code where it states a procedure that is different than what occurred. It must also have led to an unfair outcome, so you will need to explain how that specific error impacted the case.

For more information about academic integrity hearings, you can review this video the academic integrity website