Information for Advisors
What is an Advisor?
An advisor is an individual selected by each complainant and respondent to provide guidance during the investigation and resolution process and to conduct cross-examination when a complaint is referred to a formal hearing. An advisor may be an attorney, friend, family member, etc. A member may appoint an advisor of the member’s choice for a complainant or respondent for a hearing if either party does not have an advisor present. Advisors may not otherwise represent or speak for the party they are advising. Each party is allowed one advisor, although members may establish circumstances under which a second advisor would be permitted. 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 during the investigation interview or is disruptive during the formal hearing. Please note that the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Evidence do not apply to the CREI investigation and resolution process.
If you do not have your own advisor, you may select one from our Title IX Advisor page, free of charge, to assist you during the hearing. If you do not have your own advisor, and you do not notify the Hearing Coordinator of the advisor that you have selected from our Title IX Advisor page, an advisor will be assigned to assist you during the hearing in accordance with Federal law.
How do I get to the Department of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations (CREI)? Where can I park?
CREI is located in the lower level of the YMCA Building. YMCA is centrally located on main campus on Houston St. between Beutel Health Center and the Coke Building. Entering YMCA from the side facing the Academic Building, CREI is in Suite 108 which is at the end of the main entry corridor.
Unfortunately, there is no free parking near YMCA. Both University Center and Stalling Blvd garages are near the building for paid parking. If you have a University Business Pass, you can park in lot 30 without paying.
You can also reach YMCA by using any Aggie Spirit Bus with a stop near the Memorial Student Center.