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19.3 
The Dean of Students will serve as the Appellate Officer for all conduct
cases in which a sanction of expulsion, suspension, eviction, and/or revocation of
admission or degree was issued as a result of the original conduct hearing.
19.4 
The Associate Dean of Students or designee will serve as the Appellate Officer
for all conduct cases occurring outside of the areas under the control of Student
Housing and Residential Life in which a sanction other that expulsion, suspension,
eviction, and/or revocation of admission or degree was issued as a result of the
original conduct hearing.
19.5 
The Associate Director for Residential Life or designee will serve as the
Appellate Officer for all conduct cases occurring in areas under the control of Student
Housing and Residential Life in which a sanction other that expulsion, suspension,
eviction, and/or revocation of admission or degree was issued as a result of the
original conduct hearing
19.6 
The Appellate Officer will review requests for appeal to determine if
acceptable grounds for appeal have been demonstrated.
19.7 
Respondents may appeal the decision of the Hearing Officer by filing a
written appeal, including a detailed explanation of the reason for the appeal consistent
with the grounds for appeal outlined in Section 19.2, with the appropriate Appellate
Officer within ten business days after receiving written notification of the decision.
19.8 
The Appellate Officer will render a decision and notify the respondent in
writing within ten business days of receipt of the appeal.
19.9 
The decision of the Appellate Officer shall be final.
20.
Disciplinary Records
20.1 
The University shall maintain a permanent written disciplinary record for
every student assessed a sanction of suspension, expulsion, denial or revocation of a
degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma.
20.2 
A disciplinary record shall reflect the nature of the charge, the disposition of
the charge, the sanction assessed, and any other pertinent information. Disciplinary
records shall be maintained by the Dean of Students Office. Disciplinary records will
be treated as confidential and shall not be accessible to or used by anyone other than
the Dean of Students or University officials with legitimate educational interests;
except upon written authorization of the student or in accordance with applicable
state or federal laws or court order or subpoena.
20.3 
Disciplinary records of students who were not assessed a sanction of
suspension, expulsion, denial or revocation of a degree, and/or withdrawal of a
diploma will be maintained by the Dean of Students Office for six years after the
final disposition of the case in accordance with the University’s Records Retention
Schedule.