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Community and Ethical Standards


SAFEs

Student Advocates for Empowerment


Faculty, staff, and graduate students that are trained volunteers to provide support as advocates or advisors for students who may report or go through the student conduct process.



If you are interested in working with a SAFE, please contact our office at 864-656-0510.


The advocate will also be a constant contact for the student as well as an intermediary between the student and the hearing officer


Trained members of the Clemson University faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Counselor Education program or related fields to take part in the Student Advocates For Empowerment or SAFE Program . This program allows members of the University community to empower and aid students in two ways.


  1. To assist students who may be victims of harm to person, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct infractions of the student code of conduct. The advocate will also be a constant contact for the student as well as an intermediary between the student and the hearing officer

  2. To assist students who have been named as an alleged student and will have their case resolved via an administrative hearing. The advocate will support the student by helping them prepare for their case, advising them through the administrative hearing, and provide a level of support after the hearing.


Advocates are trained by the Office of Community and Ethical Standards. Serving as a SAFE Advocate is a fantastic opportunity for professional and personal growth as crisis-counseling is a competency not experienced in all student affairs roles. The time commitment consists of one 3-hour training session followed by service on an as-needed basis throughout the school year. Although these types of cases are rare, they do occur. When a case arises, a staff member from the Office of Community and Ethical Standards staff will reach out to our trained SAFE team to see who is available and willing to serve as the advocate for the identified victim and/or the respondent.


This gives you a unique opportunity to provide help to students who are navigating through a difficult time in their lives. You can be a resource to them while they go through the process of the administrative hearing. You will be in the position to make a significant difference in a student’s life.