N-1-6 Appeals Process
The reporting or responding party may appeal the final decision under the following circumstances:
- Violation of the process detailed in this section;
- In light of new evidence not reasonably available at time of investigation;
- Evidence of bias on part of the lead staff member; or
- Evidence of conflict of interest of the lead staff member (see G-28-6 for “Conflict of Interest” definition)
The appeal must be filed within five business days of the final decision. If the original decision was made by the Director of Student and Campus Life, the appeal should be filed with the Vice President of Student Affairs. If the original decision was made by the Director of Human Resources, the appeal should be filed with the Chief Information and Human Resources Officer. The request for an appeal will be denied if any one of the above conditions are not met or if it not filed within five business days.
If an appeal is warranted, the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Chief Information and Human Resources Officer will serve as the appeals officer to review the decision, investigative report, and any evidence. The appeals officer will notify all parties of their decision within ten business days of being appointed to the process. The appeals officer’s decision is final.