STUDENT RIGHTS ADVOCATES
As a student, you can be disciplined by Michigan State University if you are found to have violated certain regulations, policies, and rulings as set forth within these documents: Student Rights and Responsibilities, Law Student Rights and Responsibilities, Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Medical Student Rights and Responsibilities. Violations may include student conduct issues or academic dishonesty allegations and may involve The Dean of Students Office. If you live in on-campus housing, your conduct is governed by the On-Campus Housing Handbook, and any policy violation would begin with contact from the Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) Department. Moreover, if it has been alleged that you violated the University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) or the Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM), you may face a review through the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
All these situations may involve investigations by the University. As a result of those investigations, departmental or administrative action may occur. This process may also include formal hearings through the University Judicial system or by OIE. Because of rules adopted by the University, representation by Student Legal Services regarding these issues is prohibited.
In its place, ASMSU’s Office of Student Rights Advocates has been created and is available to provide the assistance and resources necessary to help with your case as it moves through the various stages of the University Judicial system. These services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students at Michigan State University.
Student Rights Advocates are trained to interview, prepare, and act as advisors for students during University hearings. They help students prepare their case, answer any questions about the structure and process of the University Judicial system, and review possible arguments.
Note: Student Rights Advocates cannot dispense legal advice.
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