Protest & Appeals Policy
This policy defines how to protest & appeal a rendered decision. It is written in accordance with USCSA By-Laws to provide membership with a clear understanding of the appeals process and recourse available.
Each of the escalation procedures are only to be used in cases where extenuating circumstances require further intervention or involvement. At any of the steps outlined below, a higher entity may determine that no further investigation is warranted and choose not to hear further appeal. The decision rendered by the lower entity will be final.
Appeals extending beyond the sub-committee level, will NOT be re-examined in their entirety; only the process by which the sub-committee rendered a decision will be evaluated. In cases of escalating appeals, the protester MUST include additional reasoning and supporting evidence as to why the decision and/or process should be considered by a higher entity.
Competition Rule Enforcement
Examples: improper/unsafe course setting; on-site disqualification, etc.
Non-Competition Rule or Decision
Examples: academic eligibility decisions; team or individual disqualification outside of competition, etc.
Written appeals should include complete details about the specific situation and include the following: