Syracuse UniversityOffice of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Submit Information

Students who need to send the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities specific documents or information related to a conduct case should use the forms listed below to forward their documents to the office. For questions regarding the conduct process or procedures, please review the Student Conduct System Handbook.
  1. Submit a Sanction or Paper

    Students who need to complete a paper or other project should use the Educational Sanction Submission form to upload their assignment.
  2. Informal Resolution Petition for Reconsideration

    According to Part 5, Section 5.6 of the Student Conduct System Handbook, once an informal resolution is reached, the decision is final and will only be revisited based on one or more of the following:

    (a) new information not reasonably available at the time of the informal resolution, the absence of which can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the informal resolution;

    (b) procedural error that can be shown to have a detrimental impact on the outcome of the informal resolution;

    (c) errors in the interpretation of University policy so substantial as to deny fair informal resolution; and/or,

    (d) grossly inappropriate sanction having no reasonable relationship to the charges.

    In such a case, the accused student or the complainant may submit a written Informal Resolution Petition for Reconsideration of the case to the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities within 3 business days of the date of the date of the outcome letter. All petitions for reconsideration must be written and signed by the appealing party. The decision of the Director on reconsideration is final.

  3. Pre-hearing Submission of Information

    Students participating in a University Conduct Board hearing (for cases not involving violence related violations, sexual assault, stalking, gender-related harassment, or domestic/relationship violence), have the ability to present factual witnesses and other information to the Board at the hearing. the Pre-Hearing Information Submission form should be used to send the Factual Witness List and other information students intend to present at their hearing.
  4. Intent to Appeal University Conduct Board Outcome

    In accordance with University policy, both parties have the right to appeal the decision of the University Conduct Board. Any appeal must be submitted in writing and conform to the procedures outlined in Part 12 of the Syracuse University Student Conduct System Handbook. The Intent to Appeal is due by the date indicated in the University Conduct Board hearing outcome letter. If you will be appealing, submit your Intent to Appeal the University Conduct Board Outcome.
  5. Full Written Appeal of University Conduct Board Outcome

    In cases of violence related violations, sexual assault, stalking, gender-related harassment, or domestic/relationship violence, decisions of the respective boards are effective immediately. In all other cases, decisions of the respective boards are effective immediately, unless a written notice of intention to appeal has been received by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities within twenty-four (24) hours after the confirmed decision is made available.

    Either party may appeal the decision of the hearing board in writing within three (3) University business days after the written decision is made available. All appeals must be submitted via the Appeal of University Conduct Board Outcome form and authored by the submitting party. Appeal submissions uploaded on the form must not be more than ten (10) pages, double-spaced, using 12-point font and 1-inch margins (not including attachments.)  An appeal by one party will be forwarded by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to the other party. Appeals produced by procedural advisors or other non-parties will not be considered by the University Appeals Board. 

    Appeals must be based on one or more of the following:

    (a) new evidence not reasonably available at the time of the original hearing, the absence of which can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the hearing;

    (b) procedural error that can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the hearing;

    (c) errors in the interpretation of University policy so substantial as to deny either party a fair hearing; and/or,

    (d) grossly inappropriate sanction having no reasonable relationship to the charges.

    The other party will be permitted to respond in writing, specifically addressing the issues raised in the appeal, within three (3) business days after the appeal has been made available.  Responsive submission must follow the same formatting and page length requirements as the original appeal.

    The University Appeals Board will make a decision based on the written submissions within three (3) business days, or indicate in writing what further process is necessary for final resolution. Decisions of the University Appeals Board will be final when reviewed and confirmed by the Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs or his/her designee.
  6. No Contact Order Amendment Request

    According to Part 4.9 of the Syracuse University Student Conduct System Handbook, "No Contact Orders may be removed or amended through an appeal to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. In the event of an appeal, either involved student may submit a written request to have the Temporary Order of No Contact removed or amended."  All questions on the Request for Removal or Amendment of a No Contact Order must be answered for the request for removal or amendment of the No Contact Order to be considered. Evidence of the potential for future negative behaviors between the listed parties will also result in this request not being considered.
  7. Intent to Appeal Interim Suspension Status

    Students on a status of interim suspension from Syracuse University have a specified amount of time in which they can submit an Intent to Appeal the Interim Suspension. This time frame is identified in the interim suspension notification letter. Students should be aware that per Part 4.2 of the Student Conduct System Handbook, an appeal hearing will be scheduled for the student within three (3) business days of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities' receipt of this intent to appeal.
  8. Petition to Return from Indefinite Suspension

    All students who have been placed on indefinite suspension from Syracuse University have the ability to submit a Good Citizenship Petition to request to return to the University. The information required in the petition is detailed in the student's indefinite suspension outcome letter.