Appeals have a hierarchal structure. This allows students to have an opportunity to file multiple appeals without having to worry about the timeline of one appeal's effect on another appeal. The hierarchy exists as follows:
- Academic Misconduct Appeals will often take priority when multiple appeals are filed. The justification for this hierarchy is that the effect of an Academic Misconduct case will sometimes affect a tabled Grade Appeal. Thus, the Grade Appeal will only be addressed once the decision of the Academic Misconduct Appeal has been finalized.
- Automatic Meeting Misconduct Appeals occur when a student receives two Disciplinary Notes (DN), or is recommended for Disciplinary Suspension (DS), Disciplinary Withdrawal (DW), or Expulsion. An Automatic Hearing is not scheduled until outstanding Academic Misconduct Appeals are finalized.
- Grade Appeals will often be the next priority. The result of a successful or unsuccessful Grade Appeal will usually affect the status of a Standing Appeal.
- Standing Appeals are often addressed after all other appeals have been addressed.
- Senate-level Appeals will sometimes include combined academic misconduct, grade or standing appeals. You must indicate all the pending appeals on a Senate-level Appeal Form.