Respondent Advisor Program
Purpose of the Respondent Advisor Program
To provide Respondents with additional support and resources to better navigate the Student Conduct process for alleged/responsible violations. Respondent Advisors are available for all students to seek support from; however, the main goal of the Respondent Advisor Program is to help students navigate the Conduct/Academic Appeal Process and higher level conduct violations (those that may potentially result in suspension and/or expulsion).
Boise State Respondent Advisor Procedures
- Respondents will be provided with a list of trained advisors. A Respondent chooses whether to utilize an advisor and is responsible for making appropriate meeting arrangements with the advisor. A Respondent may choose to obtain their own advisor outside of the provided list.
- If a Respondent chooses to utilize a Respondent Advisor, the Respondent will sign a release of information form allowing the Respondent Advisor to be present for the sharing of protected information. This release will remain on file in the Office of the Dean of Students for Student Conduct cases.
- For Student Conduct cases, the Respondent will notify the Student Conduct Administrator 3 business days prior to a scheduled hearing/meeting if an advisor will be attending a hearing/meeting.
- Respondent may only have 1 advisor present for hearings/meetings. Additional support persons may wait outside of the hearing/meeting, but are able to communicate with Respondent during any breaks given.
Duties of a Respondent Advisor
- Provide unobtrusive assistance to Respondents charged with violating University policies through the Student Code of Conduct process.
- Meet with Respondents in advance of scheduled hearings and/or meetings.
- Attend any scheduled meetings, pre-hearings, and/or hearings as requested by the Respondent.
- Assist Respondents in formulating a thoughtful response to the allegations set forth in the charge(s).
- Prepare Respondents for expected questions during meetings and hearings.
- Review documents/forms prior to Respondent submitting to the document/form to the Student Conduct Administrator for Student
- Advisor may not serve any other role in the Student Conduct process (i.e. witness, Student Conduct Administrator, investigator, board member, etc…)
- Advisor may not act as a spokesperson, advocate, or defender of the Respondent.
Resources for Respondent Advisors
The following documents are used to help guide different proceedings overseen by The Office of the Dean of Students. For students going through a formal hearing process, the checklists should be used to understand the structure of each hearing type.
Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Director of Living Learning Programs
Fraternity Sorority Life Coordinator