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Administrative review

A student has the right to request an administrative review of any initial order. Requests must be made within 21 days of the initial order. If the student does not submit a written request for administrative review in that time frame the order becomes final.

A student may request an administrative review for any or all of the following reasons:

  1. To determine whether there was a material error that substantially affected the outcome of the fact finding or sanctioning;
  2. To consider newly discovered evidence, not reasonably available during the fact finding, that could substantially impact the outcome;
  3. To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate for the violation committed and were not excessively lenient or excessively severe; or
  4. To determine whether the issue and interests involved warrant a full hearing.

At the conclusion of the review process, the Reviewing Officer(s) may reach one of the following results:

  1. Conclude there is no basis for remand or alteration of sanctions, and issue a final order disposing of the proceeding;
  2. Remand for further fact finding or review if newly discovered evidence may have impacted the result or if the record demonstrates material error;
  3. Increase or reduce the sanction(s) and issue a final order, if the increased sanction does not warrant a full hearing; or
  4. Conclude whether the proceeding should be converted to a full adjudicative proceeding and, if so, take steps necessary to initiate a full hearing.

If the review panel does not issue an order within twenty days after the request is submitted, the request for review is deemed to be denied.

More information can be found in Student Governance and Policies, Chapter 209 Section 13 and Student Governance and Policies, Chapter 209 Section 15.