The Student Conduct Code affords all students involved in the University student conduct process the right to an advisor. The University must be notified of an advisor's anticipated attendance at least three (3) business days prior to a meeting, hearing, or proceeding by submitting this form.
The term "advisor" means any one person chosen by a respondent, complainant, or witness to provide guidance throughout the student conduct process. Examples of advisors include, but are not limited to, University faculty, staff, or administrators, and attorneys. Individuals are highly encouraged to select an advisor with reasonable availability.
Role of Advisor
- An advisor may not participate directly in any proceedings or speak on behalf of the responding student affected/reporting individual, or witness.
- In a Title IX Hearing, an advisor must conduct questioning on behalf of the respondent and complainant.
- Consultation with an advisor during a meeting, proceeding or hearing must take place in a manner that is not disruptive.
- Identity of an advisor is required to be reported to the Student Conduct Authority at least three (3) business days prior to a meeting, proceeding, or hearing.
- Advisors may not be individuals who serve other roles in the process as outlined in this Code (i.e. hearing administrator, witness, etc.), or if service in an advisory capacity would unreasonably conflict with the fair administration of the student conduct process as determined by the appropriate Student Conduct Authority.
- The University is not responsible for selecting or compensating an advisor for any student navigating the student conduct process.
- In a Title IX Hearing, if the student does not identify an advisor, the University will appoint an advisor of its choice.
- The availability of an advisor to attend a student conduct meeting, proceeding, or hearing will not unreasonably interfere with or delay the student conduct process.
- Once a meeting, proceeding, or hearing has been scheduled it will rarely be rescheduled due to later unavailability of an advisor.
- A representative from the University’s Office of the General Counsel may also be present at any meeting, proceeding, or hearing.