If an individual wishes to appeal the decision reached for your Judicial or Sexual Misconduct Hearing, they must submit the Appeal Submission Form. Decisions reached through a Judicial Hearing may be appealed only once, and the decision of the Appeal Officer is final.

Students must file their request for an appeal within three business days of their Conduct Officer sending the Outcome Letter to the student's McKendree email account.


Grounds for Appeal

An appellant may seek an appeal on one or more of the following grounds:

  • Question of Fact: An appellant may appeal on question of fact by introducing new evidence that would significantly affect the outcome of the case. This evidence must have preceded the date of the hearing. Evidence that was available to the appellant for use in the original hearing, but was withheld by the appellant, shall not constitute a question of fact, nor is it to be considered upon appeal.

  • Question of Procedure: An appellant may appeal on question of procedure by demonstrating that the procedural guidelines established in this document were breached and that these errors affected the outcome of the case.

  • Severity of Sanction: An appellant may appeal on severity of sanction when the penalty exceeds the range of sanctions set by precedent for the specific violation. Mere dissatisfaction with a sanction is not grounds of appeal.

Additional information regarding appeals can be found in the Code of Student Conduct.