- Procedures for Appeal – Non-Academic Integrity Cases
- Procedures for Appeal – Academic Integrity Cases
- Procedures for Appeal - Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Cases
(Excluding complaints involving OED-3, Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy)
A student or organization may appeal the decision and/or sanction(s) rendered by the University Conduct Officer or Hearing Board to the Appellate Board. The appeal must be in writing, signed, and received within seven business days from the date of the sanction notification informing the student of the decision and the sanction(s) imposed. Sanctions may not automatically be imposed/enforced immediately unless the student/organization requests that a “stay” be issued.
Students appealing Academic Integrity violations must refer to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards’ section of the Student Handbook - Section 7 “Appeals”.
Click here for Appeal Form (Required) – This form is ONLY for non-academic student conduct appeals
Appeals of a sanction(s) made by the University Hearing Officer may only be based on the severity of the sanction(s). Appeals of a decision/sanction(s) made by the University Hearing Board must be based on improper procedure, new information, insufficient information, and/or severity of sanction(s). If multiple sanctions were imposed, it should be made clear which sanction(s) is being appealed. All Appellate Board Hearings are document hearings; the student is not present.
Submitted typed materials should list each/every sanction that is being appealed and the basis for that appeal. Appeals must be submitted from a Drexel e-mail (which acts as a signature) and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeal Instructions Sheet - Tips to best help you complete the Appeal Form
There are three levels of appeal for academic integrity cases. Always communicate from your Drexel email address and copy email@example.com for all levels of appeal.
First Level: Any student who believes that s/he has been referred for a violation of the Academic Integrity policy unjustly may request a meeting with the faculty member and/or program director/department head or designee offering the course. Likewise, if the student views the sanction as excessive, given the circumstances, the appeal process may be initiated.
Second Level: If such a meeting does not resolve the disagreement, and the student still believes the charge to have been unjust, s/he can appeal, in turn, to the dean of the college or director of the school or designee offering the course.
Third Level: If still not satisfied, the student can pursue a final level of appeal that should be forwarded in writing to the Provost.
*NOTE: When a student suspects that another student has violated the Academic Integrity policy, a report should be made to the appropriate faculty member or college/school.
The procedures for appeal for sexual misconduct cases, or any case with Title IX implications, are similar to the general procedures for appeal. For additional information, please review Appendix A to OED-3, Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.