How can I support my son/daughter through the Student Conduct Process?Even though your son or daughter is the person most actively involved in the process, there are a variety of ways you can be supportive:
- Encourage your student to read all correspondence and respond within the time frames indicated in the letters he/she receives.
- Talk with them about taking advantage of all that is offered to them throughout the process (pre-hearings, Procedural Advocates, providing witnesses that may have relevant information).
- Encourage your student to ask questions about things they don’t understand.
- Reinforce that being honest and respectful throughout the process is in their best interest.
- Be aware that it is possible that your son or daughter may have made some choices that were not constructive, and reinforce that part of becoming an adult is taking responsibility for their actions.
- Help your son or daughter understand the importance of following through with any sanctions imposed.
- If you have questions about the process itself, read the information available to you or call the Office of Student Affairs. The Dean of Students will walk through the Conduct Process with you, but will likely not share details without having a signed release from your son or daughter first.