Your choice to hire or consult with an attorney is a personal one. It is important for you to know that we do not allow attorneys to participate in our processes unless the allegations constitute a capital/life offense in the state of Rhode Island. Your student may be advised and assisted by an attorney, but the attorney will not be allowed to be in the hearing/meeting room or in any meetings with our staff. All attorney inquiries will be directed to the Brown University Office of General Counsel.
Your student may share as much information with you as they wish. Our office will typically only share information with you if your student has signed a release for us to do so. Your student can access the request form here.
The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards received allegations that your student violated the Code of Student Conduct. The allegations, if substantiated, could warrant your student’s separation from Brown University. The investigation is designed to gather all relevant information so the Dean of Students (or their designee) can determine the best course of action to resolve the matter.
Your student can share any documents with you that they choose. The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards will not share any documents directly with you.
The most important role you can play in this process is as a support person for your student. Unless you were a material witness to the incident(s) under review, you will not be asked to participate in the process. You may, however, attend any hearing with your student for support and wait in a waiting area during the proceedings.