Non-Academic Appeal - CAPS
A non-academic appeal involves only those situations in which a student is seeking recourse from (a) a university non-academic program, policy, or decision; or (b) alleged discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, disability, or age, including alleged violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Acts of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, or other state or federal legislation.
Each stated time frame will be the ordinary process. More time may be necessary in the event of a lengthy investigation, hearing, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances.
All non-academic appeals will be reported to the Human Resources Coordinator for the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Because the appeal process is a private university administrative process, legal counsel or representation is inappropriate.
A student who wishes to file such an appeal must abide by the procedures that follow:
- Level 1 - The student must first contact the person or the department concerned to resolve the dispute informally. Such contact must occur within 30 days of the incident that generates the dispute.
- Level 2 - If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved at level one, the student may submit a written request within 30 days of the level one decision to the CAPS HR Coordinator for a review by the Non-Academic Appeals Committee, which is comprised of the Associate Vice Presidents from the College of Adult and Professional Studies. The request from the student should include thorough documentation supporting the student's claims. The CAPS HR Coordinator will communicate the committee's findings and decision to the student.
- Level 3 - If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved at level two, the student may submit a written request within 30 days of the level two decision to the CAPS HR Coordinator for a review by the Vice President for the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Appeals at this level will be considered only to ensure that University procedures were followed in levels one and two. The request from the student should include thorough documentation supporting the student's claim and reference why the decision at level two is deemed unsatisfactory. The Vice President will consider the situation and will inform the student of the decision, which will be final.