The University recognizes the importance of providing an opportunity for students to appeal the decisions made by student governing groups, University administrators, committees, and faculty and staff. Particular care is taken to provide safeguards for students if any action significantly alters their status at the University, such as changes their living situation, prohibits them from participating in certain activities, suspends them from the institution, or significantly affects their academic standing (OAR 576-022-0005).
Appeals related to Academic Dishonesty must be submitted to the Instructor within 15 days of being charged with Academic Dishonesty.
The request for an academic dishonesty appeal must include specific justification. This justification could include, but is not limited to errors, failure to consider all of the evidence presented, or any evidence not known at the time of the original meeting which may change the outcome.
As per OAR 576-015-0060, appeals of the decision of the Director of SCCS or SCCS Hearing Officer shall be made to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs whose decision is final.
Appeals must be in writing and filed with the Vice Provost for Student Affairs within 15 calendar days following the date the action is taken.
The request for an appeal must include specific justification, including: errors, failure to consider all of the evidence presented, or any other action, including any new evidence not known at the time of the original hearing, which denied the Student a fair hearing.