Petition for Unit-Level Exceptions
Graduate units that wish to be considered for an exception to University policy must provide a request to the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education that includes a rationale for the variance.
The Senior Vice Provost will consider the petition and will notify the unit of the decision. A unit whose petition is denied by the Senior Vice Provost has the right to request that the matter be referred to the Graduate Council for review.
Graduate Council may recommend that the Senior Vice Provost reconsider the request in consultation with the Provost. The Senior Vice Provost will make a final determination and report to the Graduate Council on all petitions and outcomes.