An RIT Advocate neither represents the Student in the hearing, nor may an RIT Advocate serve as a character witness for the Student. The RIT Advocate serves as a supportive partner to the Student in this educational process. Advocates will provide:
Advocacy prior to Conduct Hearings
Advocacy during Conduct Hearings
Advocacy after Conduct Hearings
An RIT Advocate will determine, within their sole discretion, whether they are willing to serve as an Advocate in any particular matter. In the event a chosen advocate declines to serve in any particular matter, the Student may select another Advocate or have the Student Conduct Office select another Advocate for the Student.