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7. Grievances Related to the Administration of Housing and Dining Policies

7. Grievances Related to the Administration of Housing and Dining Policies

a. Students who have requested exception to the Housing and Dining policy and have had this request denied by the Assistant Director for Housing Administration may appeal the decision to the Appeal Board of the Housing and Dining Committee. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the board in care of the Office of Residential Education and Dining Services. Students may request that their name remain confidential from members of the Appeal Board. The Appeal board will hear a case within 30 days of receipt of the appeal or, if the appeal is received after December 1 or May 1, within 30 days after the beginning of the next semester.

b. The Appeal Board will be furnished the student’s original request for exception and the assistant director’s letter of denial. Members of the Appeal Board will gather at the appointed place and time and conduct the business of the Appeal Board. The chair of the Appeal Board will indicate whether additional information is needed from the student, ask the Office of Residential Education and Dining Services for information related to the case, including the relevant policy, and will then call the board into session. A student has the option of attending the appeal meeting to make an oral request to supplement the written request or respond to questions.

c. The function of the Appeal Board is to hear and act on grievances related to the administration of housing and dining policies, not to change policy. If the Board decides that the student has been dealt with unfairly with regard to process, it may overrule the judgment made by the Director of Residential Education and Dining Services or the Assistant Director for Housing Administration.

d. The action of the board will become effective when the board or its chair reports the judgment of the board in writing to the Director of Residential Education and Dining Services or the Assistant Director for Housing Administration within 48 hours.

e. The director or assistant director may request a meeting with the Appeal Board to reconsider a case to clarify the distinction between policy and process. The judgment of the board, however, will be final in all cases and will be sent to students in written form within 48 hours of a final decision.