Advisors

Complainants and respondents are entitled to the same opportunities to have an advisor of their choice present at any interviews, meetings, or proceedings that they are attending related to the investigation and adjudication process under Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking. The advisor may advise the complainant or respondent privately, but cannot act as a speaking advocate at a meeting.

While each party may have an advisor of choice, they may not compel any specific person to serve as their advisor. Middlebury’s faculty and/or staff may be available to serve as advisors, but none are required to do so.

All advisors must adhere to the requirements of Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking. See, e.g., Section 10(E) 6, 7 & 8 and Section 10(F) 7 of the policy. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact a Judicial Affairs Officer.