Appeal Process

Residents who choose to appeal a conduct action must do so by submitting the “On-Line Conduct Appeal Form” within five working days of the date of notification of the conduct action. This form can be found at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/housing/forms and will require the use of the individual’s log in information.

The right to appeal must be based on one or both of the following categories:

  1. A procedural error has occurred during the original conduct process.
  2. New evidence or an unusual condition, relevant to the case, was discovered and was verifiably not available at the original conduct meeting(s).

The On-Line Conduct Appeal Form requesting an appeal must contain information explaining in detail the procedural error and/or new evidence or unusual conditions related to the resident’s case. A resident may appeal on one or both of the categories listed above, but may not appeal because they disagree with the conduct actions and sanctions. All requests for appeals of conduct 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, conduct action will be suspended until the appeal process is concluded. However, any further violations can result in other conduct action which may include 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 Hawaii at Manoa.