How to Appeal a Carolina Judicial Council HearingAn 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 a Carolina Judicial Council Hearing. Appeals must be submitted within five business days of the hearing date.
Appeals must be based on one of the following reasons: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 Student Code of Conduct is entitled to the following procedural guarantees in a hearing based on due process (notice and an opportunity for a hearing):
1. The student or organization 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.
2. Although students or organizational representatives may choose to not participate during a hearing, they may also choose to refute or question any information or witnesses and will be given an opportunity to present a response to the charges and to produce witnesses or written statements on their own behalf.