Conduct Process Advisors

An advisor is "a member of the University community, most frequently a full-time faculty or staff member, who is neither an attorney nor a family member and who assists a student by providing support throughout the conduct process" (Student Code of Conduct). Please note that neither family members nor attorneys may serve as advisors. Both complainants and accused students have the right to be assisted by an advisor. A student may obtain from his/her Conduct Officer or the Office of Student Conduct a list of names of faculty and staff members who have expressed a willingness to serve as an advisor and have participated in training regarding the University's conduct process. It is the individual student's responsibility to seek out an advisor if he or she wishes to have one. Failure to secure an advisor is not grounds for an appeal.

The role of an advisor is to assist and support a student throughout the student conduct process. Specifically, upon request of a student, an advisor may:
  1. Assist an accused student in the preparation of a response to a charge;
  2. Accompany the complainant or the accused student to any meeting with a Conduct Officer, University Review Board and/or Appellate Board, including the Educational Conference and formal hearings;
  3. Assist the complainant or the accused student in the preparation of any appeals.