Due process helps to ensure the accused has a fair and unbiased hearing. Take for example the case of Doe v. University of Southern California (2016). In Doe, a California appeals court held that the plaintiff was denied a fair disciplinary hearing for lack of basic due process and reversed the university’s decision. One way to help students receive the due process they deserve is by allowing them to have advisors present and active throughout the entire disciplinary process. For example, Students Defending Students can help students prepare statements and cross-examine witnesses.