Getting Involved

Getting Involved with The Student Conduct Program


How to Become a Procedural Advocate


The Role of a Procedural Advocate in the Utica College Community

The role of the Procedural Advocate is to assist the student before, during, and after the conduct process.  The Procedural Advocate is not an adversarial role, and is not to speak on behalf of the student during any conduct hearing.

If a student, rather than the College, has filed a complaint against a student, both the responding student and the complaining student are entitled to a Procedural Advocate. Procedural Advocates may be any member of the Utica College community (except staff from the Office of Counseling & Student Development and the Office of Residence Life).

Being a Procedural Advocate

Student Procedural Advocates are expected to adhere to all provisions of the Utica College Code of Student Conduct. If you are charged with any violation of the Code of Student Conduct, or with a criminal offense this will make you ineligible to continuing serving as a Procedural Advocate.

If you will be serving as a Procedural Advocate, you are expected to attend all scheduled meetings and any training sessions for which you are given advance notice, or meet with the Director of Student Conduct prior to serving.

A Procedural Advocate is expected to maintain the confidential nature of the conduct process, especially in terms of any information shared and/or discussed throughout the process. If information is knowingly revealed, the Director of Student Conduct reserves the right to remove the person from the Procedural Advocate role and take conduct action.

If you are interested in serving as a Procedural Advocate, please contact the Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Carl Lohmann,


Carl W. Lohmann
Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Strebel Student Center
Office Suite 105B

315-792-3181 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502