Student Conduct Advocates

Student Conduct Advocates are students, faculty, and staff members that have been trained and given the resources to support students who are going through the studnet conduct process. Student Conduct Advocates can provide support in many different forms to students and are available to assist you. Below you will find a list of CAs that have been trained by the Dean of Students Office (roll your mouse over the image to show their contact information):

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    Georgia DeKeyser Director of the Student Health and Counseling Center gkdekeyser@alaska.edu 907-786-4048

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    Alec Burris USUAA President asburris@alaska.edu (907) 786-1206

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    Dede Allen Associate Director of Athletics dmallen@alaska.edu (907) 786-4803

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    John M. Johnson Military & Veteran Student Services Program Director jmjohnson20@alaska.edu (907) 786-6962 

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    Bridget Coffou Prevention and Education Coordinator bmcoffou@alaska.edu (907) 786-4680

Responsibilities of a CA:

  • It is the responsibility of an acting CA to be an advocate to students for a fair and equitable resolution/outcome in the event of student conduct allegations.
  • A CAs primary role is to listen (to the student) and discuss zir* situation with zem, and offer information about UAAs policies and procedures prior to a conduct hearing.
  • During the event of a meeting, a CA will listen and observe. During this time, a CA may reframe questions for the student if necessary, and may have the oppertunity to work in conjunction with the Student Conduct Administrator to help assess the students' needs, and refer to appropriate services.
  • Follow-up with student to ensure success/completion of sanctions.
  • It is the expectation that all CAs adhere to professionalism, ethics, and responsibility. The conduct proceeding, information presented due to allegations, and all studnets' records are confidential (within FERPA guidlines).

Limitations of a CA:

  • A CA will not:
      • Impose zir services on a student.
      • Speak on behalf of the studnet.
      • Make binding decisions.
      • Mandate policies.
      • Formally adjudicate policies.
      • Replace or circumvent existing channels or processes.
      • Overrule or disregard the authority/rulings of the SCA or university official.
      • Determine outcomes or sanctions in a case.
  • Nor will a CA give legal advice, or provide psychological or clinical counseling to a student.

Student Conduct Advocates sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to act as a CA that is valid for one year after the date they sign the form.

 

* zir, ze, zem are gender neutral pronouns that are used in the place of gendered pronouns like he or her in an effort to be inclusive of all readers' gender identities and expressions. 

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