Appeals Committee

The Graduate Council Appeals Committee hears graduate petitions for variances from established policies, requests from graduate program directors for exceptions to graduate policies and procedures, and other cases as referred to the committee (i.e. Golden Rules 5.016 and 5.017 after being reviewed at the Program and College levels).

Refer to the Faculty Constitution, Bylaws Section VII.B for the responsibilities and membership of the Graduate Appeals Committee.

Graduate students wishing to submit graduate petitions regarding graduate policies should do so using the Petition Form. Students and programs are notified of the outcome within five (5) business days of the Graduate Appeals Committee meeting that the petition is reviewed. Questions about this process should be submitted to

Graduate Student Appeals of Golden Rules 5.016 and 5.017

Graduate students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning about these appeals processes should review the following Golden Rules:

Golden Rule 5.016 (Grade Appeal)

When a graduate student is pursuing a formal grade appeal at the College level (outlined in 5.016 4) a-b), the following form should be completed  Graduate 5.016 Golden Rule Appeal

Golden Rule 5.017 (Appeals of Graduate Program Actions or Decisions).

When a graduate student is pursuing an appeal of a graduate program action or decision (outlined in 5.017 4) a – f), the following form should be completed Graduate 5.017 Golden Rule Appeal

Questions about this process should be submitted to

Appeals Committee Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date and TimeSubmit DateMinutes
09/07/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 08/25/2023Minutes
09/21/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 09/08/2023Minutes
10/05/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 09/22/2023Minutes
10/19/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 10/06/2023
11/02/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 10/20/2023Minutes
11/16/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 11/03/2023Minutes
11/30/2023 01:00 pm - ZOOM 11/17/2023Minutes
02/01/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 01/19/2024Minutes
02/22/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 02/02/2024Minutes
03/14/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 02/23/2024Minutes
04/04/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 03/15/2023Minutes
04/18/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 04/05/2024
06/13/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 05/31/2024
07/18/2024 01:00 pm - ZOOM 07/05/2024

Meetings will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
** Please be aware that additional meetings may be scheduled in cases that involve student grievances:
• UCF Golden Rule 5.016 (grade appeals)
• UCF Golden Rule 5.017 (grievances of program actions or decisions)

Appeals Committee Members

‡ denotes a faculty senate steering committee member
* denotes a faculty senate member
Graduate Studies
Ex Officio
Graduate Studies
Student Member
Arts & Humanities
Business Administration
Community Innovation and Education
Hospitality Management
Health Professions and Sciences
Engineering & Computer Science
Optics & Photonics