3.9.7- APPEAL: MANDATORY LEAVE OF ABSENCE, CONDITIONS TO REINSTATEMENT OR CONTINUED ENROLLMENT, OR DENIAL OF REINSTATEMENT
In the event a student is placed on a mandatory leave of absence, has conditions imposed to their reinstatement (after voluntary or mandatory leave), or is denied reinstatement to Xavier, the student may appeal as outlined in this Section.
The mandatory leave of absence, conditions to reinstatement or continued enrollment, or denial of reinstatement is based upon an individualized assessment of the student's current medical information and objective evidence by the Leave of Absence Committee. As such, the decision may be appealed in writing to the Dean of Students or designee.
The student may request the appeal by emailing the Dean of Students by 5pm on the fifth (5th) business day after the notification letter is provided. The request for appeal must state the grounds for appeal, which are limited to:
- New information that was not previously available and may have a bearing on the decision;
- The information presented does not indicate the student is a threat to themselves or others;
- The conditions or Care Agreement imposed on reinstatement or continued enrollment are substantially outside what is needed to mitigate risk or threat; and/or
- The individualized assessment was biased.
Upon receipt of the request for appeal, the Dean of Students Office will forward the request to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). The VPSA will review the information available, including any new information provided by the student, and make a decision based upon the documentation. The VPSA reserves the right to consult with appropriately qualified individuals and/or the appealing student as necessary. This appeal shall not rise to the level of a new individualized assessment by the VPSA. The decision of the VPSA will be final.
If mandatory leave of absence, conditions to reinstatement or continued enrollment, or denial of reinstatement is based on academic grounds, the student must follow the process outlined in the Xavier University Catalog for Academic Standing.