Appeals

Peer Hearing Board Appeals

Any student having had a hearing before the Peer Hearing Board may appeal the decision to the Dean of Students at hearingboard@linfield.edu. Such an appeal must be lodged within five academic calendar days of notification of the original decision. The written appeal should present specific information as to the reason for the appeal. Appeals may be submitted under two conditions.

  • The conduct procedures outlined in the Student Handbook were not followed during the student’s original hearing
    or
  • New and significant evidence is available which was unknown and could not have been known at the time of the hearing.

The severity of sanction is not considered a legitimate ground for an appeal. Only one appeal is allowed per student involved. The Student Rights & Responsibilities Office will review the written appeal and other pertinent information and will notify the student in writing of the office’s decision.

Linfield University Hearing Board Appeals

Any student having had a hearing before the Linfield University Hearing Board may appeal the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Athletics, and Admission. Such an appeal must be lodged within five academic calendar days of notification of the original decision. The written appeal should present specific information as to the reason for the appeal. Appeals maybe submitted under two conditions.

  • The conduct procedures outlined in the Student Handbook were not followed during the student’s original hearing
    or
  • New and significant evidence is available which was unknown and could not have been known at the time of the hearing.

The severity of sanction is not considered a legitimate ground for an appeal. Only one appeal is allowed per student involved. The Dean of Students will review the written appeal and other pertinent information and will notify the student in writing of the Dean’s decision.

Administrative Hearing Appeals

Any student having had an administrative hearing before the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities may appeal the decision to the Dean of Students. Such an appeal must be lodged within five academic calendar days of notification of the original decision. The written appeal should present specific information as to the reason for the appeal. Appeals maybe submitted under two conditions.

  • The conduct procedures outlined in the Student Handbook were not followed during the student’s original hearing
    or
  • New and significant evidence is available which was unknown and could not have been known at the time of the hearing.

The severity of sanction is not considered a legitimate ground for an appeal. Only one appeal is allowed per student involved. The Dean of Students will review the written appeal and other pertinent information and will notify the student in writing of the Dean’s decision.