Involvement of Advisors

A person charged, a victim, or anyone providing testimony is entitled, at his or her expense, to be accompanied by an advisor or support person of his or her choice. An advisor or support person is limited to the role of advising. The advisor or support person may not participate in the proceeding, may not question witnesses, and may not make any statements during the proceeding. Campuses may, however, create procedures to allow a student to have an advisor or support person to speak on the student’s behalf at the final appeal hearing.

A student with a disability affecting communication or a student who cannot effectively communicate in the English language may seek a reasonable accommodation from the office of the dean of students to allow an advisor or interpreter to present or translate the proceedings. In cases of sexual misconduct, the involvement of advisors is governed by the University Sexual Misconduct Policy