College Policies at College of San Mateo - Step 5: Appeal to the President
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Step 5: Appeal to the President
  1. A student may appeal to the College President within two (2) days* of the delivery of the decision to the student. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the College President.

  2. The student may request the College President to review findings or a sanction recommended as a result of the Student Disciplinary Hearing only if it addresses either 1) due process or 2) new information.

    • Due Process: Specific instances or conduct that the accused student claims resulted in a Student Disciplinary Hearing that was not conducted fairly in light of< the charges and information presented, and that denied the student a reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a response to the allegations.
    • New Information: If there is new information sufficient to alter a factual finding or recommendation not brought out in the original hearing, because such information was not known to the student at the time of the original Student Disciplinary Hearing. Information shall not be considered “new information” if the student could have learned of the information by avenues reasonably available to him/her.

  3. The decision on appeal shall be reached within five (5) days* after receipt of the appeal documents. Copies of the President's appeal decision shall be sent to the student and the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Board.
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