Can I choose who hears my case?
No. Students are assigned to a case manager based on a variety of factors: where they live, where the incident occurred, who may have rapport with the student, who may acknowledge they are biased and it would be unfair for them to hear a case, etc.
Can I bring my parent(s)?
Students can bring a conduct advisor. A conduct advisor must be a current Etown College community member: coach, academic advisor, faculty, staff, or peer as long as they are not also involved in the same case.
Do I need a lawyer?
A student can hire a lawyer at anytime for any reason; however, attorneys are not permitted in a conduct meeting. The goal of a conduct meeting is to identify what happened, prevent it from happening again, and provide solutions to resolve any diruption or harm caused to the community.
I missed my meeting! What should I do?
Contact your case manager and ask them if you can reschedule.
I didn't do anything wrong.
Well, that's not a question. However, we have a process in place where you get to share your side of what happened. The case manager is tasked with figuring out what happened and who is responsible for what happened. The best thing you can do is let the process work for you. Go to your meeting and be heard!
My friend got a different sanction than I did, which isn't fair. Why is that?
Case managers meet with students individually for a few reasons. First, privacy laws. Second, not every student wants their friends or peers to know their life story, which may be relevant to the situation. Maybe this is your friend or peer's third violation and your first. Maybe your level of involvment was more severe than theirs. Our process is both educational and developmental. So it is very normal for students to be assigned different sanctions based upon our conversations with students.