Topic Student Conduct - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma
Procedural Advisor Shoulds & Should Nots
Remember, UCO P.A.s should . . .
- Get confirmation from Student Affairs Rep of name and contact (phone and email) information of student;
- Call student and arrange for location to meet (prior to or at first or next meeting with OSC Investigator);
- Take the Code of Student Conduct or accessibility to thereof with you to the meeting;
- Inform the student you ARE NOT a confidential reporting source;
- At meeting, introduce yourself to establish rapport with student;
- Genuinely, ask how the student is doing, follow up, and inform/refer to appropriate entities;
- Ask the student what they were hoping to gain from requesting a P.A.;
- Ask the student if they would be comfortable telling you about their situation;
- If so, listen, without interrupting
- Ask the student if they have specific concerns about the process and take note of any voiced concerns;
- Advise students on how to voice concerns
- Inform student about your role and parameters of advisement (what you can and cannot do);
- Be prepared to explain meanings of policy violation allegations and how they apply to their alleged actions;
- Review the students’ rights, responsibilities, and burden of with the student;
- Inform student about possible resources that may help in their situation;
- Be an option for proofreading statements or form completions;
- Inform student of appeal request options and procedures; and
- Ask student if they would like for you to continue to advise them through process. If so, arrange for next meeting(s)
Remember, UCO P.A.s should NOT . . .
- Act as a confidential reporting source;
- Do the work (personal statements, complete forms, appeal request statements, etc.) or serve as a “ghost writer” for the student during the student conduct process;
- Assist or encourage the student to engage in any retaliatory actions, per the current UCO Code of Student Conduct, section III. K.
- Assist or encourage the student to abuse the student conduct process, per any actions specified in the current UCO Code of Student Conduct, section III. H. 27.
- Advise the student to be uncooperative and/or disruptive during the student conduct process;
- Attempt to legally represent the student;
- Disrupt informal conduct meetings;
- Speak for the student during any formal hearings; and
- Provide Counseling or Survivor Advocacy for the student (P.A.s should refer students to the UCO Center for Counseling and Well-Being)
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