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 can select one from our Title IX Advisor page.
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.