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Misconduct appeal


When a student receives a determination or penalty relating to misconduct against them they can formally appeal.


An appeal should be made in writing within fourteen (14) days of being notified of a penalty imposed by either the Student Discipline Panel, Academic Registrar or Board of Discipline. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty will hear appeals relating to a determination of General or Academic Misconduct made by an Authorised Officer, other than the Academic Registrar, and/or a penalty imposed by a Student Discipline Panel. All other appeals relating to either Academic or General Misconduct or Academic Record Fraud are to be heard by a Student Discipline Appeals Board.


Findings of misconduct and subsequent appeals are treated gravely so be thorough and honest when putting together your appeal. You may want to request the support of the Student Assist Office at the Guild or Counselling Services.

Student Discipline Rules

The Academic Misconduct Rules, General Misconduct Rules and Academic Record Fraud Rules outline the appeals process related to Student Discipline. The links below will direct you to the Statutes, Rules and By-laws page of the Policies website and the Rules are available on this page.

The section on appeals in each of the Rules is under Part 4. You should read Part 4, Appeals prior to lodging any appeal.

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