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Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities
Bouillon Hall 205
509-963-1817
Student.Conduct@cwu.edu

Information about Appeals

Central Washington University follows the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) general rules that apply to appeals or requests for further administrative review of disciplinary action at any stage of a student disciplinary proceeding. 

Contents of Appeal:

A student's written notice of appeal must explain why the party disagrees with the disciplinary decision and what relief or remedy the party is reuesting. The appeal or request for review MUST be based on one or more of the following grounds:

  • Insufficient evidence. The disciplinary action taken was not supported by a preponderance of the evidence.
  • New evidence. New evidence not available at the time the disciplinary action was taken should result in a different outcome.
  • Procedural or other error. The disciplinary action was taken in violation of prescribed procedures or was based on an erroneous interpretation or application of the student conduct code.
  • Disproportionate outcome.  The disciplinary action taken was not proportionate to the student violation(s) alleged.

Effect of Appeal

Disciplinary action imposing a conduct suspension or imposing a conduct dismissal (expulsion) shall be stayed pending the conclusion of the appeal proceedings. Other disciplinary sanctions shall not be stayed.

Appeal Time Frame

Students may appeal disciplinary action imposing a conduct reprimand, conduct probation, or any other disciplinary action other than suspension or dismissal by submitting the attached written form with the Office of the Dean of Student Success within ten (10) days of notice of the disciplinary decision. 

Students may appeal disciplinary action imposing a conduct suspension or a conduct dismissal (expulsion) by submiting the attached written form with the Office of the Dean of Student Success within twenty (20) days of service of the disciplinary decision.

If no appeal is filed within the applicable time period, the disciplinary action of the student conduct officer shall be final.