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Conduct Advisors

Conduct Advisors are Defined by the Code of Student Conduct

"The respondent may choose an advisor from the University community and have that advisor present during the hearing. An advisor may have no other role in the hearing (such as a witness), and may not be a lawyer unless related criminal charges are filed and pending. In cases where a lawyer serves as a respondent's advisor, the student is responsible for any lawyer's fees incurred. An advisor's role is limited to providing unobtrusive assistance and support to the respondent before, during, and/or after the hearing. In concert with this role, advisors will not be permitted to speak or otherwise participate directly in any hearing, or make requests on behalf of the student. Respondents are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor prior to participating in their hearing. Respondents must provide the Conduct Officer, or in the case of a panel hearing, the Director, with notice of their intent to be accompanied by an advisor no later than 2 business days prior to the respondent's scheduled hearing. The respondent will be expected to provide a signed consent designating that person as the advisor and permitting the University to communicate otherwise private information. A Conduct Officer or Chairperson may also be assisted by an advisor."

A Conduct Advisor May:

  • Give support and advice during the conduct process as requested
  • Provide connections and resources
  • Assist a student in preparing for his/her hearing
  • Speak with the student privately during the hearing
  • Assist the student in evaluating the appropriateness of submitting an appeal

Contacting a Conduct Advisor

Respondents are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor prior to participating in their hearing.

Individuals on the Conduct Advisor list are volunteers with different availabilities. It is recommended that you contact several people on the list to find an advisor who is available to meet with you.

Can parents serve as conduct advisors?

Parents can only serve as conduct advisors if they are current University employees or students.

List of Conduct Advisors

Below is a list of members of the ODU community who were trained as conduct advisors. OSCAI recommends contacting several potential advisors in advance so you can find one with similar availability. Conduct Advisors volunteer their time to support students involved in the student conduct process.

Maria Doran mdoran@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Tyra Hendricks Contact OSCAI* Student
Jenn Hoover
jhoover@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Amy-Leah Joaquim ajoaguim@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
KimT. Miller ktmiller@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Catherine Moss cbmoss@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Susan Nixon scnixon@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Leon Norman lnorman@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Tonya M. Shell tshell@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Jacob Tousignaut jtousign@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Leanne White lawhite@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Pilar White glwhite@odu.edu Faculty/Staff
Mirta Williams mswillia@odu.edu Faculty/Staff

*ODU is no longer oble to disclose a student's e-mail address without their written permission. If you would like one of the listed students to be your conduct advisor, please contact the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at 757-683-3431 or oscai@odu.edu and we will connect you.

Report a Violation

If you need to report an emergency, do not use these forms. Instead, call the Old Dominion University Police at (757) 683-4000, or dial 911. To report a crime anonymously, please visit the ODU Police Report a Crime Webpage .

Report a Student Conduct Violation 

Any person may use this form to report a suspected violation of the Code of Student Conduct. The reporting party must provide their name and incident details.

Report a Housing/Residence Life Incident 

Students or staff of Housing & Residence Life may use this form to report violations of the Code of Student Conduct that occur in housing.

Report an Academic Integrity Violation 

Faculty members who suspect a student may have engaged in an Academic Integrity violation are strongly encouraged to consult with OSCAI staff.

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