How to Appeal a Carolina Judicial Council Hearing

An appeal is not a rehearing, but a request for procedural review. Please consult this page to see if your specific concerns are addressed by the appellate process as contesting the outcome is not a reason that you can appeal Carolina Judicial Council Hearings. Appeals must be submitted within five business days of the hearing date.

How do I appeal?

  1. The original conduct administrator/council committed a procedural error in the case which significantly prejudiced the findings; and/or, 
  2. New evidence, which could not have been available at the time of the hearing, and which is material to the outcome of the case, is available. 

Related to the first appellate reason above, a student who is alleged to have violated the Honor Code is entitled to the following procedural guarantees in a hearing based on due process (notice and an opportunity for a hearing): 

The student will be provided with a written statement of charges sufficiently in advance of the hearing and in reasonable detail to allow the student or organization to prepare for the hearing. 

Reasons that do not constitute an appeal:

An appeal cannot be filed because you disagree with the outcome of the Carolina Judicial Council Hearing.

Who reviews an appeal?

Appeals are reviewed by the Committee on Academic Responsibility, a faculty group organized within the Faculty Senate.

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