The accused and the accuser shall each be assigned and/or shall select an Honor Council member who may serve as an advisor.
The accused and the accuser each have the right to select someone other than an Honor Council member, not an attorney, to be an advisor. If you select your own Advisor, consider selecting someone familiar with the Honor System and the policies of VCU.
Both accused and accusers have the right to an advisor for all proceedings that occur during the investigation of the alleged violation.
If the accuser would like to procure and utilize an advisor via the Office of Judicial Affairs and Academic Integrity, they should notify the Coordinator for Academic Integrity so that a member of the University Honor Council may fulfill this role.
NOTE: A University appointed advisor is not equivalent in their role to that of a “court appointed attorney.” Their role is as advisor to the accused/accuser, NOT as advocate for the accused/accuser.