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 they are asking for and why they believe their situation should be considered by the committee. To file an appeal, a 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 a properly filed appeal. Appeals should be regarded as a professional communication between the student and the committee.

Instructions:
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 (812-465-7154), scan and email, 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 24, 2015 May 13, 2015
May 22, 2015 June 10, 2015
June 26, 2015 July 8, 2015
July 24, 2015 August 12, 2015
August 28, 2015 September 11, 2015
September 25, 2015 October 14, 2015
October 23, 2015 November 11, 2015
November 20, 2015 December 9, 2015
December 18, 2015 January 13, 2016
January 22, 2016 February 10, 2016
February 26, 2016 March 9, 2016
March 25, 2016 April 13, 2016
April 22, 2016 May 11, 2016
May 27, 2016 June 8, 2016

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