In Student Advocacy & Accountability, we see any person who supports a student as an advisor. This could be a parent, sibling, friend, pastor, attorney, grandparent, family friend and more. Your role and an advisor is critical to your LSU student's success and persistence. Typically, the students that our office interacts with are either in distress (advocacy is needed) or they have potentially violated University policy (accountability is needed). Of course, we also have a large group of student leaders who serve as hearing panelists and office staff as well. The common thread among all college students, they need support in difficult situations. That's why we are glad to be able to partner with you.
Below you will find our Advising Guide for University Hearing Panels, which is the formal way that advisors typicially interface with the accountability process at LSU. This guide is written to provide some context to our process, which is not meant to be legal in nature, and to share how you can best support your LSU student. One of the best ways you can advise your LSU student during the accountability process is to provide information and encourage the student to fully participate. Parents and advisors are not permitted to represent the LSU student, but we do encourage you to help students process the situation and to support the student during the accountability process.
Please remember that in order to gain specific information included in the LSU student's educational record (including the accountability record), the LSU student must complete and sign a FERPA waiver. This waiver can be submitted to our office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be retained with the student's file.