The University and the Office of Residence Life always strive to accommodate students who live on campus.  We have a wide variety of types, styles, and specialty housing options.  Working together, the student and the Office of Residence Life can almost always find a reasonable compromise.

Some students do appeal the decision.  All appeals are made to the Office of Residence Life and are required to be in writing.  Students generally wish to appeal for one of three reasons:

Reason 1:  Error in Original Decision

  • Student believes that the original decision was made in error, and does not follow the policy/procedure set by the Office of Residence Life.
  • Appeal is heard by the Coordinator for Administrative Operations.  The student should submit the appeal in writing with all supporting documentation/information. 
    The decision will be followed by a letter.

 Reason 2:  New or Additional Information

  • Student believes that the original decision was made based upon incomplete or insufficient information, OR new information might change the decision.
  • The Coordinator for Administrative Operations will hear the appeal.  The student should submit the appeal in writing with all supporting documentation/information.
    The decision will be followed by a letter.

Reason 3:  Student Does Not Like Decision

  • Student does not like the initial decision, and wishes to appeal to obtain a different decision.
  • Appeals considerations are made based upon the published policy of the office. Requests to have a decision changed based upon a student not agreeing with the outcome must show that either the wrong policy was followed or that some factor was not considered in the original decision. Absent these factors there is no appeal process.

Contact

573.651.2274
Fax: 573-651-2557
residencelife@semo.edu
Towers Complex 102
Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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