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Student Ambassador Appeal Process

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

If UA-PTC Administration finds that evidence supports dismissal of a Student Ambassador's privilege to participate in the program, the student is entitled to the following appeals process:

1. Reason(s) for dismissal shall be presented to the student in writing.

2. The student will be given the opportunity appeal the dismissal at a meeting with the Dean of Students.

3. At this meeting, the Dean of Students will review with the student the reasons for dismissal.

4. The student will be provided the opportunity to respond to the reasons for dismissal and to present any information in his or her defense. The student has the right to be assisted by an advisor. The advisor must be a member of the UA-PTC community (faculty, staff, administrator, or student) and may not be an attorney. The student is responsible for presenting his or her own information, and therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly during the meeting. Delays to the meeting will not be allowed due to the scheduling conflicts of an advisor.

5. Pertinent records, exhibits and written statements may be accepted as information for consideration at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

6. Upon examination of evidence and arguments offered by the manager of the Student Ambassador program and the student, the Dean of Students will render a decision in support of dismissal from or continuation in the Student Ambassador program.

7. If the decision to dismiss the student from the student ambassador program is upheld, the student has the right to a final appeal.

8. The final appeal will be made to an ad-hoc committee comprised of the following persons:

  • Provost/Executive Vice President
  • A faculty or staff member chosen by the student
  • A faculty or staff member chosen by the manager of the Student Ambassador program

9. The committee will review with the student the reasons for dismissal at a hearing.

10. The student will be provided the opportunity to respond to the reasons for dismissal and to present information in his or her defense. The student has the right to be assisted by an advisor. The advisor must be a member of the UA-PTC community (faculty, staff, administrator, or student) and may not be an attorney. All parties are responsible for presenting their own information, and therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly during the meeting. Delays to the meeting will not be allowed due to the scheduling conflicts of an advisor.

11. Pertinent records, exhibits and written statements may be accepted as information for consideration at the discretion of the committee.

12. Upon review of all evidence presented, the committee will vote in support of dismissal from or continuation in the Student Ambassador program. A two-thirds majority is sufficient to render a binding decision.

13. The committee's decision is final.