The Faculty Senate office handles undergraduate student appeals and grievances, and the Senate's committees set academic policy on admissions, curriculum, grading, and fulfillment of degree program requirements. Students who need to petition for waivers of academic requirements, grade grievances, reinstatement from university suspension, and withdrawl due to extenuating circumstances should consult first with their academic advisors and then contact the Senate office for support.

The Faculty Senate Academic Standards, the Faculty Senate Admissions, and the Faculty Senate General Education Committees are composed of students and faculty members. Each petition is reviewed individually and the decision will be based on the merits and the documentation provided to the committee.