Student Conduct Advocate Program
Need help preparing for a hearing? Don't know anyone who will be your advocate? We do!
- Students may request a Student Advocate (SA) through the Student Advocate Program.
- The Student Advocate Program is a resource for students going through or involved in the student conduct process.
- The SA can provide students with guidance on how to be best prepare for a hearing.
- The SA is a neutral party and has no influence on the outcome of the case and are only involved to the extent the student wishes.
- Participation in the program is optional.
What Student Advocates Can Do
- Review the steps and phases of a conduct hearing.
- Assist students with preparing their own case by learning how to construct effective opening/closing statements and develop effective witness questions.
- Answer questions about the Student Code of Conduct and the conduct process.
- Clarify student rights available to students in the hearing process.
- Help students feel more comfortable and confident going into their hearing.
- Advise students on the appeal process.
What Student Advocates Cannot Do:
- Represent students or attend their hearing.
- Write/construct case presentations for students.
- Influence an outcome or mediate a solution to the incident.
- Help students find loopholes in the student conduct process
Who is the Student Advocate?
- The graduate assistant for student conduct in the Dean of Students Office serves as the Student Advocate.
- To contact the Student Advocate, email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance or call 610-683-1320.