What is a Hearing Advisor?
Hearing Advisors are members of the Northeastern University community who can assist students as they go through a conduct hearing process. The Hearing Advisor is there to help students review information, answer questions, and prepare for meetings. Members of the OSCCR staff train Hearing Advisors annually on the conduct process and the Code of Student Conduct, and they provide Hearing Advisors with support and consult as needed.
What does a Hearing Advisor do/not do?
Hearing Advisors do:
- clarify the Conduct process after a Pre-Hearing meeting
- provide answers or students to someone who can provide answers
- help students understand what to expect from meetings with OSCCR
- assist students in preparing for meetings
- encourage students to advocate for themself in the process
- maintain privacy
- provide support and resources
Hearing Advisors do not:
- make judgments or assumptions about students and/or incidents
- tell students what to do
- speak with others about a case unless appropriate and/or required
- know what the outcome of a case will be
- speak on behalf of a student during a Administrative/Student Conduct Board Hearing
How do students contact a Hearing Advisor?
All students receive a list of trained Hearing Advisors at the time of their Administrative Hearing notice OR during the Pre-Hearing Meeting. Students should refer to that list or click below, to find the list of trained Hearing Advisors. Students should contact a Hearing Advisor by email or phone. OSCCR encourages students to contact the Hearing Advisor as soon as possible after the notice or Pre-Hearing Meeting so they have time to schedule a meeting before the next deadline. This timely contact gives students time to contact another Hearing Advisor if the first person contacted is unavailable.
How should students prepare for a meeting with a Hearing Advisor?
Students should bring their notice letter and/or all materials received in the Pre-Hearing Meeting to the initial meeting with a Hearing Advisor. This will help Hearing Advisors to answer questions and provide appropriate guidance. Students should also be prepared to honestly discuss the incident and the student’s level of involvement with the Hearing Advisor. Students should keep in mind that Hearing Advisors can give better guidance/consult and feedback with more information. Students should bring any additional materials or information to future meetings with a Hearing Advisor.
Who are the currently trained Hearing Advisors?
Find an up-to-date Hearing Advisor List 2019-20 here. This is the same list provided to students in the Administrative Hearing Notice or during the Pre-Hearing Meeting.