Frequently Asked Question From Students

19.Will the appeal officer accept letters of character?

It is not necessary to submit character reference letters unless the person writing on your behalf has direct information about the actual incident that was not originally submitted as part of the

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18.What does the appeals process entail?

The appeal is considered a review of the record and the process, not a new hearing. Therefore, the appeal officer will not conduct an in-person meeting.  Appeals should be typed and submitted electronically.  Specific instruction is provided on the outcome letter if a student is found responsible. 

There are three grounds upon which a review of a decision of responsible may be made:

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17.Will this go on my record?

A student's record in this case is their judicial file. Many students believe that a judicial record equates to your transcript however, this is not the case.

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16.Will this go on my transcript?

A transcript notation may be placed on a student’s transcript if the student has been expelled.

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15.Can I have the violation expunged from my record?

No. Columbia College and Columbia Engineering do not have a policy regarding expunging a students' records.

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13.What if I disagree with the contents of my file?

• If a student has a disagreement with the incident report itself, he/she may inform the hearing officers during the hearing.

• If a student has a disagreement with the notes taken during the hearing, he/she may speak with the OJA staff. If the OJA hearing officer chooses not to change the notes, students are permitted to make a written addendum and have this information added to the file.

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12.What is a file/record?

A file/record contains information related to the incident. Minimally, the contents will include the incident report, correspondence with/from the OJA, hearing notes, and an outcome letter.

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