Reconsiderations

Students have the option to request that the Administrative Board or Honor Council reconsider any of its decisions provided either of the following conditions are met:

  • new materially relevant information becomes available
  • there is reasonable evidence of a procedural error

Students who believe they have sufficient grounds for reconsideration should consult with their Resident Dean of Freshman or Allston Burr Assistant Dean, the Secretary of the Board or Council, or their Personal Adviser (a faculty member or officer of the University affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences).

All reconsiderations of a disciplinary decision must be filed with the Secretary of the Administrative Board or Secretary of the Honor Council, as appropriate, within one week of the decision, unless, within that week, such Secretary grants an extension of time. Ordinarily, students will have only one opportunity to request a reconsideration. For cases in which a student requests reconsideration, appeals must be filed with the Secretary of the Faculty within one week of the decision regarding reconsideration. In cases in which a student does not request a reconsideration, appeals must be filed within one week of the disciplinary decision of the Administrative Board or the Honor Council. A student may not seek reconsideration following the filing of an appeal.

In keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a student with a disability who believes that the Administrative Board or the Honor Council did not properly consider any claims pertaining to his or her disability may seek further review from the Director of the University Disability Services, including in disciplinary case decisions. For information on grievance procedures, visit the University Disability Services website