RIT Conduct Advocates are faculty and staff members who are trained to work with students before, during and after conduct hearings. Students may initiate contact with someone they would like to work with or the Center for Student Conduct can pair a student with an advocate who is happy to help. Easy instructions are in the student's charge letter.
Students can review the role of the advocate, request a list of trained advocates or request that the Conduct Office pair them with an advocate HERE.
Trainings are held each semester. Our upcoming training dates for advocates can be found at he CPD website. You can also email StudentConduct@rit.edu and we can answer questions or schedule a training time that works for you.
Conduct Advocate Manual (PDF) (an updated version coming soon!)
The manual includes:
♦ Overview of the Advocate role
♦ Code of Conduct
♦ Possible hearing outcomes
♦ Sample case materials including a redacted Public Safety report and hearing outcome form
♦ Overview of the appeals process
Codes of Conduct
♦ Code of Conduct (D18.0) – Policies and procedures, including appeals
♦ Student Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy – Title IX (D19.0)
Frequently used referral resources
Advocate v. Advisor of Choice (for Title IX hearings only)
Sometimes students will meet with their Advocate to ask for advice about whether or not to use an Advisor of Choice instead. The sidebar on the right shows some of the differences you can discuss to help them weigh their options.