The best approach is to discuss your student's status with your son or daughter directly. Communicating with young adults isn't easy and they are not always as forthcoming as you might like. The college years are a period of remarkable growth and maturation, and students' ability and willingness to share information and insights usually grows, particularly as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.
The appeal is considered a review of the record and the process, not a new hearing. Therefore, the appeal officer will not conduct an in-person meeting. Appeals should be typed and submitted electronically. Specific instruction is provided on the outcome letter if a student is found responsible.
There are three grounds upon which a review of a decision of responsible may be made:
• If a student has a disagreement with the incident report itself, he/she may inform the hearing officers during the hearing.
• If a student has a disagreement with the notes taken during the hearing, he/she may speak with the OJA staff. If the OJA hearing officer chooses not to change the notes, students are permitted to make a written addendum and have this information added to the file.