University students make mistakes and can be charged with an honor code violation. If you are found responsible for a violation, you can face suspension, dismissal, or even expulsion from college. What should you do if you lose your honor code committee hearing? Appeal the decision.
Glancing at the test of another student
Not keeping your eyes on your test or even glancing around the testing room
Having possession of your phone during an exam
Using notes or other study materials during a test
Collaboration or working with another student on an assignment
Forgetting to cite sources
Turning in someone else’s assignment as your own
Paying someone else write your paper or assignment
Self-plagiarism or submitting the same paper to two classes
Violation of dorm rules
Having weapons (even BB guns) on campus
Drinking alcohol on school grounds
Accused of unprofessional behavior in a clinical or internship setting
Unfortunately, there just is not a standard form that would apply. The situation that a student faces is unique and that means the formatting of each appeal is different. An honor code violation appeal must highlight policies the university failed to follow during the disciplinary process and hearing.
You must make sure that you follow the appeal procedure specific to your university. Know the deadlines for filing an appeal. Also, many universities limit the issues a student can raise in an appeal. You must know those specific categories. If you don’t argue issues that fall into the specific categories, your appeal will be denied without consideration.
Yes. Writing an honor code violation appeal can be difficult for students. When faced with a suspension, dismissal, or expulsion from college, objective thinking can be difficult. Too often I receive calls from college students who wrote their own appeals that failed to meet the college policy.
As an appeal lawyer for students, I possess specialized skills that not all attorneys have. I spot for facts and make arguments that fit the limited appeal categories. This is a task not suited for everyone. Writing a winning student appeal takes an attorney with extensive experience.
Yes. I work with students all over the country who are facing discipline in college.
Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney who students. Call today to avoid a suspension, dismissal, or expulsion from your university. (855) 338-5299
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