Office of Student Conduct

University Appeals Board

Co-Chairs: Paula Adams and Berto Cerrillo

Members are appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment.

What is the University Appeals Board?

The Appeals Board is composed of individuals who review appeals submitted by students when they are found responsible for violating the University's Standards of Conduct for Students and are provided sanctions (not suspension or expulsion). When a student disagrees with a decision, he/she may appeal the decision to the University Appeals Board. 

Who serves on an Appeals Board?

Three members, including one student and the chair, are selected from the membership to review a student's case. 

May I state my case before the Appeals Board?

No. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, an appeal is limited to a review of the verbatim record of the administrative hearing and supporting documents to determine whether or not the hearing was conducted fairly, the decision was based on sufficient evidence, the sanctions imposed were appropriate, and to consider new information. The Appeals Board will affirm, reverse, or modify the decision and affirm, reverse, or modify the sanctions.

When are cases reviewed?

The Appeals Board reviews appeals every two weeks. Notifications of decisions are sent by U.S. Mail and to a student's @WSU e-mail address.

This information is intended only as a brief summary of certain aspects of the appeals process. If you are considering submitting an appeal, you should refer to WAC504-26-407 Review of decision for details concerning the appeals process.