Student Advisors and Attorneys

Student advisors are expected to promote an awareness of, and adherence to, the College's student behavioral expectations. Any student participating in a Community Standards Hearing, as either a respondent, complainant and/or incident witness is permitted to have an advisor (only 1) present with them. An advisor must be a College student or employee and may not play any other role in the pending matter (e.g. incident witness).  

Attorneys and/or advisors acting in the capacity of an attorney have no role in the Community Standards process and may contact the Office of the General Counsel with any questions or concerns regarding the process: 508-793-3759.

Student advisors may:

  • Explain the normal trajectory of an existing case from start to finish
  • Help the participating student understand the rights and options they are afforded through this administrative process
  • Guide students towards appropriate utilization of other campus resources 
  • Accompany their student advisee to their Community Standards Hearing

Student advisors may not:

  • Speak for a student
  • Advise a student to withhold pertinent information and/or provide false information
  • Guarantee a particular outcome to a pending disciplinary matter