Sexual Misconduct Support (SMS) Advisers
An Adviser is available for students to provide information and support about the complaint process. At the beginning of the student complaint process, each party will work with the Complaint Process Coordinator to select an Adviser from this pool to accompany them throughout the process. If an Adviser is not selected, one will be assigned.
- Offers information and support: 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.
- Assists 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.
- Is 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.
- Provides feedback: Advisers provide an invaluable stream of feedback about students’ experiences, areas of concern, and recommendations for change to the complaint process.