Advising a Student
Advising a student through the conduct process is much different than defending a client in a court of law. In a court of law, you are likely used to advocating for and speaking on behalf of your client. In the conduct process, students are expected to speak for themselves at all times and may not have someone speak for them or on behalf of them at any time. The role of the advisor, pursuant to section D of the Student Conduct Code, reads as follows:
The Complainant and the Respondent may be accompanied by an advisor or support person they choose, at their own expense. Such advisor may be an attorney. Since the direct interaction with the students involved is essential to the educational relationship with the university, the advisor is limited to counseling the student and may not act as a representative of the student, speak on the student's behalf, or participate directly in any hearing. Advisors may not serve in a dual role as a witness in the hearing. University Hearing Officers may also consult with or choose to have University Counsel, in an advisory capacity, present at a hearing.
Student Code of Conduct
All University of Colorado Denver students must adhere to the behavioral standards and expectations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. This document also includes procedures for due process and general policies. Additionally, Students living at Campus Village must abhere to the Campus Village Handbook.