If you're a student at Pace University and you're accused of misconduct, you should not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions. Too much is at stake. Pace University has specific policies as to how your case will be addressed and adjudicated. Understanding and successfully navigating these policies is in part key to success. As to which policy would apply, it will in part be dependent upon the specific offense alleged.
Will it be a Title IX sexual misconduct case? Is it academic integrity or an academic misconduct charge, or is it a general disciplinary issue? You should also understand that Pace University as with all schools, unfortunately, can be in a rush to judgment and does not have an accused student's rights and interest in mind. For that reason, an experienced attorney-adviser can help navigate the process, can protect the student's rights and interests and can potentially help allow for the most favorable outcome.