How Do I Appeal a Decision?

If you have committed academic misconduct as determined by the Dean of your Faculty, you have the right to appeal the decision. You can do this by writing a letter of appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Committee. In this letter you must provide a summary of the reasons for your appeal. You must do this within ten business days of receiving notice of the decision.

As part of the appeals process, you must meet with an advisor at Student Advising. Your advisor will discuss your case with you, and will advise and assist you with the rest of the appeals process.

There is also information about advocacy services on the Student Union website. The Manager of Advocacy Services (Student Advocate) at the Student Union may be able to provide some guidance on the appeals process.

After the Committee has been notified of your appeal, there will be a hearing scheduled. All Committee members will make an effort to be there, but the Committee will meet if a majority – or quorum – of members can attend. You may bring one person of your choice with you, such as the Student Advocate. The Committee may ask you questions to clarify your appeal, and you may bring any relevant information with you to support your case. After you have met with the Committee, you will be asked to leave the room while they make a decision. You will be notified of the decision, in writing, within five days of the hearing. The Committee’s decision is final.

The full Student Academic Appeals Policy can be found here.