Appeals & FAQs

If you have been found in violation of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS) or the Residence Contract, and you disagree with this finding, you have the right to appeal.

Your appeal must be submitted within three (3) business days of receiving the decision letter, using the Appeal Request Form.  Appeals must be based on our appeal grounds and include an appeal statement and original outcome letter/agreement when submitted. 

Our appeal grounds:

  1. A lack of procedural fairness which impacted the outcome of the decision.
  2. The outcome is unreasonable given the behaviour involved.
  3. New information has come to light that was unavailable at the time of the original decision.

Once submitted, the appeal will go to the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager for review and could be forwarded to the Residence Community Integrity Board (RCIB) or an Administrator for review of the original decision. Alternatively, you may choose to explore Alternative Dispute Resolution with the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager.

Please note, if you are appealing on-notice status as an outcome and have not met with your (Assistant) Residence Life Manager or Residence Area Coordinator yet please contact them to book a meeting to review the case.  Their contact information can be found at the bottom of the letter you received. If you were contacted by a Community Assistant, they can provide your Manager or Area Coordinator’s information.  A formal appeal is only required if you are still not satisfied with the Manager/Coordinator’s decision after you have met with them.

For more information regarding the appeal process, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions links below or contact the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager at ext. 53478 or rbwm@uoguelph.ca.

 

 Appeal Links and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Appeal/Request to Review Form

Appeal Process FAQ/Witness & Support Person FAQ

 

Conduct Appeals

If you have been found in violation of the Residence Standards or the Residence Contract, and you disagree with this finding, you can complete an Appeal Request Form.

The appeal will go to the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager for review and could be forwarded to the Residence Community Integrity Board (RCIB) or Administrator for review of the original decison.  Please note, if you are appealing on-notice status as an outcome and have not met with your (Assistant) Residence Life Manager yet please reach out to them to book a meeting to review the case.  Your managers contact information can be found at the bottom of the letter you received.  A formal appeal is only required if you are still not satisfied with the managers decision after you have met with them.

For more information regarding the appeal process, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions link below or contact the Community Standards Officer at ext. 53478.

Residence Community Integrity Board Terms of Reference

Have you considered talking to a Community Standards Assistant?

 

Appeal/Request to Review Form

Appeal Process FAQ

Witness & Support Person FAQ