Illinois State University sets student conduct actions based upon the operational procedures established by the Code of Student Conduct and Community Rights and Responsibilities. Appeal processes for students and registered student organizations are provided ensure that the procedures used for resolving student conduct and grievance matters are followed in such a manner as to provide fundamental fairness to all parties involved. An appeal is not a re-hearing of a case, but instead is an independent review of the process utilized to reach the original finding or decision.
If a student or registered student organization believes the decision-making process of their case was in error, please note that the burden of proof will be up to them to demonstrate that the decision-making process in the original matter was flawed.
To file an appeal, a student, or registered student organization, must follow the procedures established in the Code of Student Conduct and complete an Appeals Request Packet. It must be submitted to Community Rights and Responsibilities at 120 Student Services Building by the established deadline in the decision letter.
Student and registered student organization conduct decisions reached during the informal process agreement with a case manager or hearing officer may not be appealed. Decisions reached by administrative case managers that are made without a student's agreement must be appealed to Associate Dean of Students Rick Olshak. Appeals should be delivered to 120 SSB (Campus Box 2440). The decision of the Associate Dean is final.
Disciplinary decisions of the University Hearing Panel and by Administrative Hearing Officers must be appealed to the Student Appeals Board (SAB). These may be delivered to Dr. Jessie Krienert, Executive Secretary, 120 SSB (Campus Box 2440). The decision of SAB is considered final.
All appeals of student grievance matters must be appealed to the Student Appeals Board (SAB). These may be delivered to Dr. Jessie Krienert, Executive Secretary, 120 SSB (Campus Box 2440). The decision of SAB is considered final.
Appeals of University Hearing Panel or Administrative Hearing Officer decisions shall be subject to the following procedures:
Cases in which a student has signed a disciplinary agreement with Residence Hall staff, the University Housing Services disciplinary officer, or with CR&R staff may not be appealed, except in cases involving suspension or appeal. Cases in which the University Housing Services disciplinary officer has imposed a decision upon a student without signed student consent and cases in which an CR&R staff member has imposed a decision upon a student without signed student consent may be appealed to Rick Olshak, Associate Dean of Students. Decisions of the University Hearing Panel and Administrative Hearing Officers may be appealed to the Student Appeals Board. All appellate decisions are considered final.
The Student Appeals Board (SAB) may, after reviewing all available and relevant information, elect to:
The members of SAB shall not supplant their judgment over the decision of the original hearing body, but only review the original hearing process and outcome to determine if the appellant was given a fair hearing and to determine if the outcome of the hearing was consistent with the information provided to the University Hearing Panel. Since deference shall be given to the determination of disciplinary bodies: