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The Complainant and Responding Party each may appeal the Board’s decision by notifying the Title IX Coordinator (or designee) in writing of the specific grounds for the appeal within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Board’s decision. The non-appealing party has seven (7) calendar days to respond to any written appeal. A non-appealing party is under no obligation to respond to any appeal.

All appeals are reviewed by an appellate panel (the “Appellate Panel”) consisting of three (3) impartial and trained University officials designated by the Title IX Coordinator (or designee). The Appellate Panel reviews the record presented to the Board with respect to the grounds for the appeal. The Appellate Panel will overturn a Board’s decision if it finds that the Board exceeded the bounds of the rationally available choices given the facts and standards set forth in the Policy.

The decision of the Appellate Panel is based on a majority vote and that decision is final. The Panel’s decision will be issued in writing and simultaneously mailed to the Complainant’s and the Responding Party’s current local or other address on record with a copy provided to the Title IX Coordinator.