Support Through the Process
Student conduct advisors are trained volunteers who can assist students through any part of the conduct process, such as attending a case intake meeting, supporting preparation for an administrative hearing or assisting in writing an appeal.
Contacting a Student Conduct Advisor
Getting in touch with a conduct advisor as early as possible will increase the chances of meeting with the advisor before a case intake meeting or administrative hearing. It is also recommended you share all relevant information (such as the incident report, e-mail notification of charges, etc.) with their advisor. Please contact only one advisor at a time.
What can a student conduct advisor do?
Answer questions about university policies and the student conduct process
Student conduct advisors are trained in all aspects of the University's student conduct system and can provide a safe space for answering all your questions.
Attend an administrative hearing with you
Students may request that their student conduct advisor attend the administrative hearing with them. Your advisor can help you prepare for the meeting, for example, your advisor may help you anticipate questions you might be asked, help prepare talking points for the hearing and assist in developing questions for the presenting party.
Your advisor will not speak on your behalf nor will your advisor represent you. You are expected to present your own information and speak for yourself. If your advisor accompanies you to the hearing, you are welcome to consult with the advisor during the hearing.
If you wish to have an advisor attend an administrative hearing with you, you must notify Community Standards & Conflict Resolution as soon as possible so that your advisor’s availability can be considered when scheduling the hearing.
Advise on the content of your appeal
You are responsible for writing and submitting your own appeal. While a student conduct advisor may help you to identify and organize your points to be included in your appeal, you are responsible for preparing your appeal according to the established guidelines and submitting it by the deadline. An advisor will not necessarily edit your appeal or fix grammatical errors.
Advisors will most likely want to meet with you in person, even if your initial contact with them is via e-mail or telephone.
If you wish to request an accommodation for a disability so you can fully participate in the student conduct process, please submit a request with the Office of Community Standards and Conflict Resolution. Once this form is completed, staff in the Office of Community Standards and Conflict Resolution will consult with staff in Disability Support Services to determine what reasonable accommodation will be granted.
You are expected to adhere to all deadlines established within the student conduct process whether or not the accommodation request process has been completed.
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