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Appeal Process

Appealing to the Dean of Students

University of California, Irvine’s Office of Student Conduct reviews student conduct situations based upon the procedures noted in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students. Students are provided the right to appeal sanctions imposed by a Student Conduct Officer. A written request for appeals must be made to the Dean of Students within seven (7) business days of the issuance of the decision letter from the Student Conduct Officer. An appeal is not a review of a case, but instead is an independent review of the process utilized to reach the original finding or decision. Students may appeal the sanctions to the Dean of Students on one or more of the following grounds:

a)     There is new evidence, which could not be adduced at the time of the administrative meeting which is likely to change the result;
b)     There was a violation of due process or;
c)     The sanction(s) imposed are too harsh given the finding of fact.

Additional information about the appeal processes is noted in the Code of Conduct Section 103.10.

If a student is suspended or dismissed from the university, a request can be made to have the case reheard by the Student Conduct Review Board. From more information please refer to the Formal Hearing Process page.