Resources for Advisors

The conduct process can be a challenging experience for any student, and the Dean of Students office encourages students to seek the assistance of an advisor. The advisor is there to guide and support the student throughout the conduct process.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek the assistance of an advisor. Students who take advantage of the service of a trained advisor are more fully informed and better prepared as they approach a possible hearing. In most cases, the student cannot use a practicing attorney to serve as their advisor through the conduct process. The exception to this rule is for hearings where the student has been charged with one or more violations that fall under the Student Code of Conduct, gender based personal violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or stalking. If the student has been charged with one or more violations from , They are permitted to have an attorney of their choice.

In cases where a student is not charged with any of the above violations a student may select any member of the UAF community who is not a witness, or practicing attorney to serve as his or her advisor,

Q. What is the role of the Advisor?

The Advisor may:

  • Advise the student on the investigative model, the conduct process, and the student's rights;
  • Assist the student in the preparation of statements and questions to be presented at the hearing;
  • Accompany the student to all conduct proceedings and meetings;
  • Advise the student in the preparation of any appeals.

Q. What is NOT the role of the Advisor?

  • An Advisor does not do the work for the student. It is up to the student to initiate contact with the Advisor and follow through with tasks; 
  • An Advisor does not help the student attempt to avoid accountability;
  • An advisor does not act as a spokesperson or defense counsel for the student.
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