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Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Use of Attorneys

San Diego State University generally does not allow attorneys at disciplinary conferences and generally will not allow them at a formal hearing. The two exceptions will be (1) where a student has felony criminal charges pending arising from the same incident and (2) where the recommended sanction by the Judicial Officer is expulsion. In those cases, the student may have an attorney present as an advisor only. Should a student wish to have an attorney present, the student must notify CSRR in writing at least five working days prior to the formal hearing.

In cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct or Title IX-related charges, students may choose any advisor of their liking, including an attorney.  This advisor may accompany the student though all meetings and hearings related to the Title IX and Disciplinary investigation processes.