What is an advisor?
Any one person chosen by an Accused Student/Student Organization or a Reporting Person to assist them throughout the Student Conduct Process. Both Accused Students and Reporting Persons have the right to have an Advisor present during any meeting with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
Any Advisor serves at the Student’s own expense and initiative. The University is not responsible for selecting an Advisor for any Student navigating the Student Conduct Process.
A person may not serve in this capacity if their service would unreasonably conflict with the fair administration of the Student Conduct Process, as determined by the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.
What is the role of an advisor?
An advisor’s main role is to advise the Accused Student or the Reporting Person. A Student may consult with an approved advisor, verbally or in writing, at any time during a conduct meeting or hearing. Such consultation must take place in a manner that does not disrupt the proceedings.
An advisor cannot speak for the Student, present the Student’s case, serve as a Witness, or otherwise participate directly in any meeting or hearing. All UF Student/Student Organizations representatives are expected to speak for themselves during any and all student conduct meetings or hearings.
If I choose to have an advisor, what do I have to do next?
Students must provide the identity of the person(s) and the appropriate signed privacy waiver(s) to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee at least two (2) Business Days in advance.
For Accused Students, themselves and their advisor, have the right to inspect the case file at least five (5) Business Days before the scheduled Hearing.
For Reporting Persons, themselves and their advisor, have the right to review the Reporting Person’s own written statement, and their own submitted information at least five (5) Business Days prior the scheduled Hearing.
It is the Student’s responsibility to make appropriate arrangements for their Advisor to attend meetings, which will not be delayed due to scheduling conflicts of the chosen Advisor.
What happens if an advisor does not act within the limitations outlined for them?
If an advisor does not adhere to their defined role, they may be removed from the conduct meeting or hearing.