Appeal Disciplinary Action
Appeal of Disciplinary Action
Residents who choose to appeal a disciplinary action must do so by submitting the “Housing Appeal Form” to the Student Housing Services Office (Frear Hall) within five working days of the date of notification of the disciplinary action. This form can be filled out online at manoa.hawaii.edu/housing/forms
The right to appeal must be based on one or both of the following categories:
1. A procedural error has occurred during the original disciplinary process.
2. New evidence or an unusual condition, relevant to the case, was discovered and was verifiably not available at the original disciplinary meeting(s).
The Housing Appeal Form requesting an appeal must contain information explaining in detail the procedural error and/or new evidence or unusual conditions related to his/her case. A resident may appeal on one or both of the categories listed above, but may not appeal because they disagree with the disciplinary actions and sanctions. All requests for appeals of disciplinary action will be reviewed by the Associate/Assistant Director or his/her designee, who will evaluate the appeal to determine whether valid grounds exist to meet one or both of the criteria cited above. Appeal forms that do not contain the appropriate information will be rejected and returned to the resident with sanctions upheld. If an appeal request is granted, disciplinary action will be suspended until the appeal process is concluded. However, any further violations can result in the immediate suspension or dismissal from the residence halls.
The appeal investigation will result in one of the following decisions:
a) Uphold the original sanction(s)
b) Revise the sanctions(s)
c) Rescind the original sanction(s)
Residents have one level of appeal after the original sanction(s) and that decision is final and binding within the University of Hawaiÿi.