EKU Student Conduct Advocates are Student Judicial Committee Members. They have 3 primary roles:
1. Hearing cases presented to the Student Judicial Committee
2. Advocating for, and mentoring to, students involved in the conduct process
3. Outreach to the University community
Additionally, Advocates will:
- Meet with students individually before, during, and after hearings
- Interpret University policy
- Promote the values of honesty, integrity, respect, and responsibility
- Provide outreach through social media, provide presentations to small groups
- Come prepared each week to make the process efficient
What are the benefits of becoming an EKU Advocate?
There are many benefits of being an EKU Advocate! Advocates have the unique opportunity to be a part of the University student conduct system. They adjudicate, or hear, cases of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Advocates will also mentor students going through the student conduct system. Finally, they help provide outreach education to the University community. Advocates are vital to the mission of Student Conduct and Community Standards! Additional benefits are:
- Communication skills
- Conflict management skills
- Professional development
- Making and strengthening connections throughout the University
What are expectations of Advocates?
Advocates will be on one of two groups. One will meet on Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and the other on Thursdays at 3:00pm. You can choose which group to serve on. Trainings will be provided during these days and times to ensure that students are prepared and comfortable in their role. This is a year-long committment. Attendance is vital! Groups will meet weekly. Most weeks, there will be hearings of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. On weeks that there are no hearings, there will be a short training or professional development session. On days that the University is closed, there will be no meeting or hearing.
Applications will open in the spring for the 2018-2019 academic year. Contact us if you need more information! Follow us on Twitter @EKUSCCS.