A student has the right to request a review of a decision made at the initial hearing by a conduct officer(s). If a review request is denied, no further requests are allowed for the same case. If a review is granted, the review board’s decision is final and no further reviews will be considered.
A request for a review must be submitted using the online form on the Dean of Students myDU page, to the office of the Dean of Students within 72 hours (three business days) after a student is notified of the outcome of the conduct hearing. Please note you must be logged in to myDU to utilize this form. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, a review will be limited to review of the initial hearing and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes:
- To consider new information, unavailable during the original hearing, that could be outcome determinative;
- To assess whether a material deviation from written procedures impacted the fairness of the hearing;
- To decide if a sanction(s) is grossly disproportionate to the severity of the offense;
- To determine that the finding does not accord with the information; or
- To assess whether bias on the part of a conduct board member deprived the process of impartiality.
The Dean of Students, and/or his/her designee(s), will decide whether a review request has merit. If the review request is considered to have merit, a review board will be convened. A review is heard by a review board made up of three individuals designated by the Dean of Students, none of whom have been involved in the original hearing. Any sanctions given to the students in the initial hearing are not binding unless the Dean of Students decides otherwise. The review board has the right to call the initial conduct officer(s).
A review of the decision made at the initial hearing is NOT a rehearing of the case. The review board will consider the merit of the student(s) allegations and decide a course of action by majority vote. The review board may choose to affirm the original decision or if overturned, a new sanction may be given, an alternate action may be imposed, and/or a new hearing may be convened.