Advisor and Attorney Guidelines
Students are allowed to have an advisor. An advisor can be an attorney, parent, friend, etc. During academic integrity and student conduct related meetings, an advisor may act as a consultant for the student, however, an advisor may not speak on behalf of the student. If a student chooses to have an attorney as the advisor, the student shall pay all fees, costs, and expenses for the retention of an attorney. If the student chooses to be accompanied by an advisor or attorney during an administrative meeting, the student must sign a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) waiver, to grant access to the information. If an attorney or advisor is to be present at an Academic Integrity Review Board or Student Conduct Review Board hearing, the Office of the Dean of Students must be notified of this fact at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing. In the interest of expediency, as a general practice, hearings shall not be delayed due to the unavailability of an advisor/attorney. Students and their advisors should refer to the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students for more information about the role of the advisor(s) in the student conduct process or to the Academic Senate Policy on Academic Integrity for more information about the role of the advisor(s) in the academic integrity process.
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