Student Resource Persons

Judicial Advisors

Any student called upon to provide information in connection with a student conduct matter may ask a current member of the Bates College community (i.e., students, faculty, staff) to serve as an advisor, providing that this individual is willing and available to serve at the appropriate time (i.e., without significantly delaying the investigation and/or hearing). Staff and faculty not currently employed by Bates College, alumni of the College, and students not currently registered at the College may not serve as advisors. It is up to the student to decide whether and when to have an advisor present; the student may choose not to exercise this option.

For more information about the Advisor role and a list of current trained Advisors, click here.

Restorative Practices Advisors

Restorative Practices Advisors (RPAs) serve a resource on campus to students and student groups in the areas of mediation and restorative practices. RPAs proactively provide education and outreach to the Bates community, seeking to engage students, faculty, and staff in meaningful conversations that will strive to build community and establish mutual respect. These educational programs will have the overarching goal of helping individuals and communities develop the capacity to communicate effectively and work through conflicts as they arise. RPAs also serve as resources to students and student groups who may be experiencing conflict. RPAs facilitate mediations and restorative circles and conferences for student conflicts.

 For more information about the Restorative Practices Program and our Restorative Practices Advisors, click here.

Support Persons

In student conduct hearings regarding alleged Actions Against Persons, both the respondent and the complainant may ask a current member of the Bates community to provide personal support to the student during a student conduct hearing, providing the chosen individual is willing and able to serve at the appropriate time. The supporter is separate from the student’s chosen hearing advisor, if there is one. The supporter may attend the pre-hearing conference with the student and may speak with the student during the student conduct hearing, but may not ask any questions or give any testimony at the hearing. It is up to the student whether to have a support person present; the student may choose not to exercise this option.

Judicial Educators

The Judicial Educators serve as resource persons, not currently associated with the SCC or the Office of Community Standards, who are available to explain the student conduct procedures of the College. While the Judicial Officer may provide the student with an initial outline of the student conduct process during the investigation, any student or faculty person involved in a conduct case (including witnesses and advisors) may make use of a Judicial Educator to answer questions about the College’s conduct procedures. The Judicial Educators are available to students even before an investigation is begun.

Learn More

To view the full College Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Processes, click here. The full descriptions of these resources is available in Part III on pages 29-30.