If you wish to request an exception to University policy, or have an issue that hasn't been resolved to your satisfaction, or wish to appeal a decision, you may direct your inquiries as follows. The Department of Student Life team will be happy to assist you through the process.
Requests for exceptions to University academic policies may be made in writing on the Academic Standards Petition form, available at the Enrollment Center in the basement of the Dreier Building. The petition is submitted to the Registrar in the Enrollment Center and is reviewed by the Academic Standards Review Board, which usually meets weekly.
Campus Safety Violations
If you wish to appeal fines assessed for any violation, you must file a written appeal within seven days of issuance of the fine. Written appeals may be brought or mailed to Campus Safety, Verrill Hall, Room 43, telephone 641-472-1143.
Computer and Network Issues
If you wish to appeal a decision to restrict or suspend your computer or network usage, you may file a petition for reinstatement of computing privileges to the Deans of Students, 105 Dreier Building, email@example.com, telephone 641-472-1225.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Inquiries regarding the University’s equal opportunity policies and practices should be directed to the General Counsel’s Office, Dreier Building, 2nd floor, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 641-472-1175.
Financial Aid and Student Accounts
Requests for exceptions to University financial policies may be made in writing on the Finance Review Board Petition, available at the Enrollment Center in the basement of the Dreier Building. The petition is submitted to the Director of Student Accounts in the Enrollment Center and is reviewed by the Finance Review Board, which usually meets weekly.
If you wish to appeal a grade you've received, please speak first to your professor (please bring all the work you've done for the course to this discussion).
If the outcome of this discussion is not satisfactory, speak to the chair of the department.
If this is not satisfactory (or if the Department Head is the professor), you may appeal to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate courses) or the Dean of the Graduate School (graduate students). The Dean may appoint a committee to evaluate your appeal. The Dean’s decision is final.
Honor Code Violations
A student may appeal a decision regarding an Honor Code violation within 72 hours by submitting the appeal in writing to the Dean of Faculty for final review.
Housing Regulation Violations
Appeals of housing charges may be filed within seven days of the fine being issued to the Housing Office located on the lower level of the Argiro Student Center, email@example.com, telephone 641-472-1126.
Special Needs Accommodations
Requests for academic accommodations should be directed to the Director of Student Success Center, 105 Dreier Building, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 641-472-1229. Appeals of decisions regarding academic accommodation shall be made to the Executive Vice-President, email@example.com, whose decision shall be final.
Individuals with disabilities who have access problems in any campus building or other needs are encouraged to bring their concerns to David Streid, Chief Administrative Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 641-472-1130.
Student Life Issues
Requests for exceptions to University policies regarding student life may be made in writing to the Deans of Students, 105 Dreier Building, email@example.com, telephone 641-472-1225.
Appeals to decisions of a Student Support Committee may be made to the Executive Vice-President, firstname.lastname@example.org, in accordance with the procedures described in the Student Handbook.
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The content of this page was reviewed in August 2014.