The following information is intended to familiarize advisors with IUP’s student conduct procedures/processes and the role of advisors within student conduct proceedings.
How do I choose an advisor?
to IUP’s Code of Student Conduct and Procedures, an accused student and complainant
may select an advisor to advise him/her during student conduct proceedings. Only one advisor is permitted per accused
student and complainant. An advisor may be present at a hearing
to provide support for students. An advisor may be any individual selected by
the student, including, but not limited to, a friend, student, IUP
administrator, family member, or attorney. S/he may consult and interact
privately with the student during the student conduct proceedings. The advisor
is not permitted to represent the
student. A student conduct proceeding cannot be rescheduled based on the
availability of an advisor. If the advisor does not act within the limitations
as outlined, the hearing officer will request that s/he comply or remove
herself/himself from the hearing.
Who can be an advisor?
An advisor can be any individual selected by student, including, but not limited to, another student, a friend, an IUP faculty, staff member, or administrator, a family member, or an attorney.
What is the role of an advisor?
An advisor’s role is to provide support for a student. According to the Code of Student Conduct and Procedures, the advisor may consult and interact privately with the student during student conduct proceedings. However, the advisor is not permitted to have a verbal role in the proceedings.
What happens if an advisor does not act within the outlined limitations?
A hearing officer will request that the advisor comply with the limitations and warn him/her that, if the noncompliance persists, the advisor will be required to remove himself/herself from the hearing.
What are the purposes of the university’s student conduct system?
To review alleged violations of university policies and/or federal, state, and local ordinances by students
To hold students accountable for their actions when IUP policies or statutes have been violated
What are the responsibilities of a hearing officer?
To determine the facts of the alleged incident
To determine whether the accused student has violated university policy
If it is more likely than not that the accused student violated policy, to determine appropriate sanctions for his/her actions