An advisor is any person selected by the respondent or complainant to assist and accompany them through the University conduct process (including Conferences, Administrative/University Conduct Board Hearings, Sanction Reviews, and formal Appeals). Parties may choose from a list of trained advisors available at the Office of Student Conduct website, choose a non-trained advisor, or may choose to proceed without an advisor. A party shall not select an advisor with the actual or effective purpose of disrupting the proceedings, causing emotional distress to the other party, or otherwise attempting to disrupt the process. A list of trained advisors and their contact information can be found in this directory of Faculty and Staff Advisors.
The advisor, upon request of either party, may
- accompany the party in any disciplinary proceeding,
- advise the party in the preparation and presentation of sharing of information, and
- advise the party in the preparation of any appeals or sanction reviews.
The advisor shall not perform any function in the process other than advising the party and may not make a presentation or represent the party.
If the respondent is charged with a criminal offense by the courts, he/she may have an attorney act as the advisor. The attorney is limited to advising the student about answering questions that may be self-incriminating. The attorney may not question any individual, raise objections or otherwise participate in the hearing.
If you are interested in becoming an Advisor or you wish to recommend an individual to become an Advisor please contact us through email at email@example.com. Advisor trainings are held once a year.