Procedures : Advisor Information
The Ohio State University Code of Student Conduct stipulates that a student may have an advisor with them during the student conduct process. One of the primary goals of the student conduct process is that of being an integral part of the student’s total learning experience. The accused student has the primary responsibility for presenting his/her side of the case, with the advisor serving in a supportive and advisory capacity. The advisor may not represent or speak for the student.
- How many advisors can an accused student have present during the hearing process?
- The accused student may have one (1) person with them during the hearing process to serve as an Advisor.
- Who can serve as an advisor?
- An advisor can be any person who is not involved as a witness in a case
- What is the role of an advisor in a hearing?
- The advisor may support or advise the student, but may not represent or speak for the student. An advisor may converse with the accused during the hearing process as long as it is done in a whisper, so as not to be heard by other participants in the hearing.
- What if in my role as an advisor, I have procedural questions?
- Procedural questions should be discussed with the University Judicial Panel Chairperson or Hearing Officer prior to the beginning of the hearing.
- What happens if any of the above mentioned procedures for involvement of advisors in disciplinary process is breached?
- A breach in any of these procedures will usually bring about a warning(s). After a warning, any additional breach will likely result in the Advisor being required to leave the hearing.
- If I am an attorney representing the student in criminal court, can I also represent the student in the student conduct process?
- You may accompany the student to any meetings or hearings and support and advise the student, but may not represent him/her in the student conduct process. The student represents him/herself.