A peer advisor is a student with substantial student conduct training and a wide breadth of experience in Virginia Tech’s Student Conduct system. Peer advisors serve students as confidential advisors for issues relating to the conduct system and their specific student conduct situation.
The information you share with a peer advisor will not be used against you. During the fall and spring semesters you can contact peer advisors and they will assist you with your questions about the student conduct process, your case or any other questions you might have regarding Student Conduct at Virginia Tech. Please note that peer advisors are not available during breaks or over the summer. During the times where peer advisors are not available, you can contact a Student Conduct staff member and he or she can answer any questions you have and address any concerns.
While a peer advisor may comment on case precedent, their opinions in no way reflect the feelings of the conduct officer or committee. Moreover, no final decisions are rendered until you have the opportunity "to be heard" in a conduct meeting or hearing.
Peer advisors also have office hours available to meet one-on-one with students. Please contact Student Conduct or call 540-231-3790 should you wish to inquire about this opportunity.
The Dean of Students Office also offers advising services for students with pending student conduct matters. The peer advisor seeks to advocate a fair and just process for students through the use of education and by walking referred students through the student conduct process. They are available for students, free of cost.