Academic Integrity Appeals
If you disagree with the decision or sanction placed when you are found responsible for academic misconduct, you do have the opportunity to appeal the decision. 

When appealing, you must ensure that you have grounds to appeal the decision. The only grounds to appeal an academic integrity decision are:

  • The action which received a sanction does not constitute an academic integrity violation.
  • There is clear evidence of a procedural error that significantly affects the outcome of the decision.
  • The sanction is too harsh given the nature of the violation.

If you believe that you have grounds for a formal appeal, then you need to write a formal appeal letter and submit the letter to Student Services by email at

Detailed instructions on how to write an appeal letter can be found in this document:

Important Note: Sanctions will not be removed or altered unless you submit an appeal and the appeal is successful. Detailed information regarding the academic integrity appeal process can be found in the Academic Integrity Policy Procedures.

Resources for policy and procedural information if you have been notified of an Academic Integrity Violation: