Office of Student Conduct

University Appeals Board

Chair: Berto Cerrillo

Members are appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

What is the University Appeals Board?

The Appeals Board is composed of individuals who review appeals submitted by students when they are found responsible by a conduct officer for violating the University's Standards of Conduct for Students. When a student disagrees with a decision, they 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.

Where do I submit my appeal?

You can submit your appeal by visiting the following link and completing the form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?WashingtonStateUniv&layout_id=3 

When will I receive a final decision?

The Appeals Board will notify you of its decision by sending a letter to your @WSU e-mail address.

Do I need to do anything while I wait?

Once you have successfully submitted your appeal you should not complete any sanctions associated with the matter prior to receiving a decision from the Appeals Board. The Appeals Board decision is the final order from the University.

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 WAC 504-26-407 Review of decision for details concerning the appeals process.