Information for Advisors
What is an Advisor?
Complainants and Respondents are entitled to have an Advisor with them anytime they participates in the investigation and resolution process, which includes the filing of the complaint, the interview with the Investigative Authority, and any other meetings or hearings related to the investigation and resolution process.
The Advisor’s primary role is to support the party. The Advisor may also observe the proceedings and provide guidance to their party. However, the Advisor is not an active participant in any proceeding. An Advisor can be barred from being present if, in the judgment of the IA, the DA, the AA, or the Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, the Advisor attempts to directly address the IA, DA or AA, advocate on behalf of a party, or is otherwise disruptive.
An advisor may not speak for a party or ask questions for a party.
An Advisor can give guidance to the party on what to say and what questions to ask prior to interactions with CREI. Please note that the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Evidence do not apply to the CREI investigation and resolution process.
Who can be an Advisor?
The Advisor may be any person selected by a party (including legal counsel, a parent, a roommate, etc.) except that the Advisor may not be another party or a witness in the matter under investigation.
How do I get to the Department of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations (CREI)? Where can I park?
CREI is located on west campus in the Medical Sciences Library (MEDL) Suite 007. MEDL is near both the West Campus Library and the Wehner building. In the main lobby of MEDL, there is a stairway that leads down to the basement. CREI is in Suite 007 which is at the bottom of that stairway.
Unfortunately, there is no free parking near MEDL. Both Lots 72a and 72b are next to the building and use a pay by space system. If you have a University Business Pass, you can park in lots 72a and 72b without paying.
You can also reach MEDL by using the Aggie Spirit Buses. The 01, 03, 06, and 09 bus routes all stop at Wehner which is only about a block away from MEDL.