What is a Community Standards Advisor?
[NOTE: the following is for Community Standards matters not addressed under the Interim Title IX Grievance Policy]

At any time during the Community Standards process, the respondent or complainant may consult with an advisor from the University community. An advisor is a member of the University community who a student is permitted to consult with throughout the process, including accompanying the student to meetings/hearings within the Community Standards process.

The choice whether or not to invite an advisor is solely that of the respondent or complainant involved.

An advisor serves to guide the individual through the Community Standards process. At any stage of the Community Standards process, the individual may seek advice from the advisor, and the advisor may give advice to that individual. However, the advisor may not speak for that individual or otherwise direct questions to or address others present in any Community Standards process meeting/hearing (e.g., the opposing party, witnesses, and/or the person conducting the meeting/hearing (university official). An advisor cannot serve in a different role during the Community Standards process (e.g., witness).

The University may remove or dismiss an advisor who becomes disruptive or who does not abide by the restrictions on participation, as determined by the person conducting the meeting/hearing (university official).

An advisor may take notes, but is not permitted to inspect, read, copy, photograph, or transcribe any documents or data at any stage of the Community Standards process. While an advisor’s schedule is not determinative, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate the advisor. Problems with an advisor’s schedule will not delay a meeting/hearing.

Non-University advisors, including family members or legal counsel, are not allowed to serve as advisors, inspect hearing records during the Community Standards process, or attend the meeting/hearing. The advisor may be someone who holds a J.D., so long as the person holding the J.D. is not then engaged in the active practice of law and discloses and affirms these circumstances to the Office of Community Standards prior to attending any meetings/hearings in this capacity with the advisee party. The Office of Community Standards has the final determination as to who may serve as an advisor.

A list of Trained Advisors is provided below and is available in the Office of Community Standards (Campion 243). A complainant or respondent may choose one of these Trained Advisors to serve as an advisor, or may select any other person from inside the University community to serve as an advisor.

Updated: 6/30/2021

Trained Community Standards Advisors:

The following individuals have been provided training on the Community Standards process at Saint Joseph’s University and avail themselves as a Community Standards Advisor. 

Please note that these individuals have not received specific training on the Interim Title IX Grievance Policy, the Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy, of the Interim Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation. 


Name Department Office Location Office Phone Email
Jonathan Osborne Residence Life LaFarge Hall (610) 660-1012 josborn1@sju.edu 
Timothy Higgins HSB Advising Mandeville 150 (610) 660-3377 thiggins@sju.edu 
Daniel McDevitt Student Success Bellarmine G6 (610) 660-2956 dmcdevit@sju.edu
Jessica Moran Buckridge Residence Life LaFarge Hall (610) 660-1064 jmoran@sju.edu
Megan Azzalina Student Leadership and Activities Campion 313B (610) 660-1071 mazzalin@sju.edu
Renie Shields Athletics Barry Hall (610) 660-2584 shields@sju.edu
Tom Kesaris Center for International Programs LaFarge Hall, Suite 10 (610) 660-1836 tkesaris@sju.edu
Max Shirey Residence Life LaFarge Hall (610) 660-1463 mshirey@sju.edu
Ken Krimmel Athletics Barry Hall (610) 660-1729 kkrimmel@sju.edu
Shennell Tyndell Residence Life Villiger Hall (610) 747-4795 styndell@sju.edu 
Bryana Lewin Residence Life Merion Gardens A-105 (610) 747-4153 blewin@sju.edu
Ben DiYenno Residence Life McShain Hall (610) 660-1388 bdiyenno@sju.edu

*Questions regarding advisors may be directed to the Office of Community Standards.

Office Information

Campion Student Center, Room 243
Phone: (610) 660-1046
Email: communitystandards@sju.edu