Student Appeals and Petitions

At SMU, various policies reflect the SMU communityís collective judgment about the academic, disciplinary, and academic honesty policies and procedures that best serve the interests of students and the overall academic community.

Students sometimes might seek waiver of, deviation from, or appeal of these policies or applications of these policies.

This page gives the links to the procedures for different types of student appeals or complaints.

Undergraduate Student Academic Petition

Appeal of Grade

Honor Code


Code of Conduct

Academic Grievance and Appeals Procedures for Students with Disabilities


Appeal from financial aid decisions, including financial aid decisions based on lack of satisfactory academic progress

Discrimination or violation of rights

Petitions or complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status; petitions or complaints alleging harassment, intimidation, or reprisal; or petitions or complaints alleging improper or discriminatory action that abridges the personís rights or contravenes the applicable policies and practices of Southern Methodist University or of any federal or state law.

Policy for Non-Renewal of Athletic Aid