University of Southern Indiana

Administrative Appeals

The purpose of the Administrative Appeals Committee is to determine if there is fault on the part of the University in regards to administrative issues. Administrative issues include, but are not limited to, fee refunds or assessments, calendar deadlines, and other relevant student-administrative issues. Appeals must be submitted within two years from the end of the term that is in question. (For example, if a student wishes to appeal an issue from spring 2013, the student has until the end of spring 2015 to submit an appeal for review.)

If you are asking for an exception to a policy, the student must write a detailed narrative describing why they feel an exception to a University policy should be made. Explain specifically what you are asking for and why you believe your situation should be considered by the committee. To file an appeal, the student must fill out the Administrative Appeal Request form; the form should be typed to ensure legibility. All appeals must be signed by the student. Appeals written by anyone other than the student will NOT be accepted.

The committee is comprised of University representatives who sincerely want to consider your appeal. Appeals should be regarded as a professional communication between the student and the committee.

Use the Administrative Appeal Request Form (PDF) to prepare your appeal. Open the appeal form or save it to your computer. Type directly onto the form, being sure to fill in all required information. Refer to the Administrative Appeal Request Example (PDF) for an illustration of a properly completed form. Print the completed form, then sign and date it, and attach any supporting documentation. Mail, fax, or hand carry the appeal request to the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management (currently located within the Admission office in Orr Center, room 1096).

Please send any questions regarding the Administrative Appeals process to the .

Upcoming Meetings
The committee meets once a month to review and act upon submitted appeals. Upcoming meetings, and the corresponding deadline for submitting appeal documentation, are scheduled as follows (all dates are subject to change):

Appeals Received By: Will be considered on the following meeting date:
April 1, 2015 April 8, 2015
May 6, 2015 May 13, 2015
June 3, 2015 June 10, 2015
July 1, 2015 July 8, 2015
August 5, 2015 August 12, 2015

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