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Student Conduct Advocate Program

Need help preparing for a hearing, filing a report or submitting an appeal? Don't know anyone who can help advise you? We do! 

What is the Student Conduct Advocate Program?

How can a Student Conduct Advocate help?

What a Student Conduct Advocate can't do?

Who is a Student Conduct Advocate?

How do I connect with a Student Conduct Advocate?

Policy on the Role of Advocates in the Student Conduct Process

What is the Student Conduct Advocate Program?

  • Students may request assistance from a volunteer professional staff members who serve as Student Conduct Advocates (SCA). SCAs work outside of the Student Conduct Office in order to provide objective consultations for students engaged in the student conduct process.  
  • The program is a resource for students going through or involved in the student conduct process and who may want support or have questions about a case, incident, or situation of concern. 
  • Student Conduct Advocates can provide students with guidance on how to best prepare for a hearing, submit an incident report, enter an appeal request, or provide consultation on other student conduct processes.
  • Student Conduct Advocates act as a neutral party for the student, have no influence or direct involvement in a given case, and is only involved to the extent the student wishes.
  • Participation in the program is mutually optional for both the students and volunteer SCAs.
How can a Student Conduct Advocate help?

  • Review the steps and phases of the student conduct process.
  • Answer questions about student conduct policies and procedures.
  • Clarify student rights available to students in the hearing process.
  • Help students feel more comfortable and confident going into their hearing.
  • Advise students on the student conduct appeal process.
  • Provide support and referrals to the student as needed.
  • For more information consult the FAQ page about the Role of Advocates.
What a Student Conduct Advocate can't do?

  • Prepare case presentations, appeal statements or other documents for students.
  • Influence an outcome or mediate a resolution to the incident.
  • Help students find "loopholes" in the student conduct process.
  • Gain access to student's records without their consent.
Who is a Student Conduct Advocates on campus?

Advocates are volunteers who give of their time to help students. Volunteers are not mandated or required to be Student Conduct Advocates nor are students required to utilize this program. 

How to connect with a Student Conduct Advocate?

Student Conduct Advocates are volunteers who are willing to provide students with support and guidance related to student conduct processes. To request support from one advocate, a Kutztown University student may email one of the advocates listed above from their KU email account for assistance. If you have trouble getting in contact with an advocate, contact studentconduct@kutztown.edu or call the office (610-683-1320) for assistance.