If you're a student at Syracuse 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. Syracuse University will have specific policies as to how your case will be addressed and adjudicated. Understanding and successfully navigating these policies is important key to success. As to the policy that would apply, it will depend in part on a specific offense alleged. Will it be a Title IX sexual misconduct case? Is it an academic integrity or an academic misconduct charge? Or is it a general disciplinary issue?
You should also understand that Syracuse University, as with all schools, unfortunately, can be in a rush to judgment and does not have an accused student's rights and interests in mind. That's why an experienced attorney-adviser can help navigate the process and can help protect an accused student's rights and interests to potentially help allow for the most favorable outcome.