Purpose of the Respondent Advisor Program: To provide Respondents with additional support and resources to better navigate the Student Conduct and Title IX processes for alleged/responsible violations. Respondent Advisors are available for all students to seek support from; however, the main goal of the Respondent Advisor Program is to help students navigate the Conduct/Academic Appeal Process and higher level conduct violations (those that may potentially result in suspension and/or expulsion).
Boise State Respondent Advisor Procedures:
- Respondents will be provided with a list of trained advisors. A Respondent chooses whether to utilize an advisor and is responsible for making appropriate meeting arrangements with the advisor. A Respondent may choose to obtain their own advisor outside of the provided list.
- If a Respondent chooses to utilize a Respondent Advisor, the Respondent will sign a release of information form allowing the Respondent Advisor to be present for the sharing of protected information. This release will remain on file in the Office of the Dean of Students for Student Conduct cases, and in the Office of Institutional Compliance for Title IX cases.
- For Student Conduct cases, the Respondent will notify the Student Conduct Administrator 3 business days prior to a scheduled hearing/meeting if an advisor will be attending a hearing/meeting. For Title IX cases, the Respondent will notify the Title IX Director 3 business days prior to a scheduled hearing/meeting if an advisor will be attending a hearing/meeting.
- Respondent may only have 1 advisor present for hearings/meetings. Additional support persons may wait outside of the hearing/meeting, but are able to communicate with Respondent during any breaks given.
Duties of a Respondent Advisor:
- Provide unobtrusive assistance to Respondents charged with violating University policies through the Student Code of Conduct process or Title IX process.
- Meet with Respondents in advance of scheduled hearings and/or meetings.
- Attend any scheduled meetings, pre-hearings, and/or hearings as requested by the Respondent.
- Assist Respondents in formulating a thoughtful response to the allegations set forth in the charge(s).
- Prepare Respondents for expected questions during meetings and hearings.
- Review documents/forms prior to Respondent submitting to the document/form to the Student Conduct Administrator for Student Conduct cases or to the Office of Institutional Compliance for Title IX cases.
- Advisor may not serve any other role in the Student Conduct process or Title IX process (i.e. witness, Student Conduct Administrator, investigator, board member, etc…)
- Advisor may not act as a spokesperson, advocate, or defender of the Respondent.
Respondent Advisors 2017-2018
 The release will remain in effect only for the duration of the Student Conduct or Title IX process, but will remain in the student’s conduct file or Title IX investigation file. If a student becomes a Respondent again in the future, a new release of information must be provided for an advisor in the new case.