The Student Advocacy Center (SAC) provides free and confidential advising to American University students who have allegedly violated university policy. Our advocates are experts on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity codes, as well as corresponding disciplinary procedures. We use this expertise to ensure that our clients have the information they need to effectively defend themselves and are treated with respect and dignity. We also lobby university officials for a fairer and more equitable conduct system. We are located in MGC 270A. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Hours to be announced in mid-August.
Our advocates are experts on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity codes, as well as corresponding policies and disciplinary procedures. While our student advocates are available for consultation during all stages of the disciplinary process, the Student Advocacy Center provides a number of services.
Understand the Process
The conduct system can be confusing and scary. Our advocates will help you understand what's going on and how to move forward.
Provide Expert Consultation
Our advocates know what to expect in a disciplinary proceeding and use this expertise to ensure you have the information needed for an effective defense.
Provide Support in the Room
Our advocates can accompany you during disciplinary proceedings as a supportive guide.
Fight for Fairness
The conduct system is equitable if the rules are fair. That's why we fight for a make transparent and just policies.
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Academic Integrity Code
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