Sexual Misconduct Support (SMS) Advisers
At the beginning of the student complaint process, each party will select an adviser from this pool to accompany them throughout the process. If an adviser is not selected, one will be assigned.
An adviser will:
- Be a visible resource for the Carleton Community: As members of the Sexual Misconduct Support Team, Advisers are prepared to answer common questions related to sexual misconduct, provide information about support options and the complaint process.
- Assist a student through the entire Complaint Process: This may include attending investigation interviews, hearings, and other meetings—serving as an emotional support as well as a second set of ears. An Adviser will help a student navigate the process. The Adviser is an empowering and compassionate support person who is knowledgeable and comfortable with the complaint process.
- Be highly trained: Advisers participate in regular trainings throughout each school year. Training provides detailed information about the Carleton policies and complaint process, resources available at Carleton and in Northfield, as well as how to address common issues and concerns of Complainants and Respondents.
- Provide feedback: Advisers provide an invaluable stream of feedback about students’ experiences, areas of concern, and recommendations for change to the complaint process.