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Using New Evidence In Appealing A College Disciplinary Sanction

Need to appeal a college disciplinary sanction? The “New Evidence” student appeal category explained.

What is a student disciplinary appeal?

A college disciplinary appeal is a student’s last chance at reversing a finding of responsibility from a hearing. Appealing the decision gives the student an opportunity to have another staff member review the case.

What should I write about in my student disciplinary appeal?

The best answer is, it depends. You must review the University policies regarding student appeals. They are typically limited to a few categories. Procedural errors, new evidence, and harshness of sanction.

What is the “New Evidence” student appeal category?

This is if you discovered evidence that was not available or known at the time of the hearing. This could include:

  • Unknown witness
  • Discovery of documents that could cast doubt on the university’s claims
  • Diagnosis of medical issue that existed but was unknown

It is important to remember that new evidence is not evidence you knew about or could have used during your hearing but for whatever reason decided not to use that information.

Can you help me write my student disciplinary appeal?

Yes. I have assisted several students write successful appeals. Having a lawyer help you write your student appeal gives you a big advantage. Call today for a free consultation 855-338-5299.

Richard Asselta is a defense lawyer who fights for students facing academic integrity and honor code violations throughout the United States. Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard on Avvo, a lawyer review website.