If you're a student at the University of Pennsylvania 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. At the University of Pennsylvania, the school will have specific policies regarding how your case will be addressed and adjudicated. Understanding these policies is in part key to success. The specific offense alleged will in part dictate what policies would be applicable in a given case. Does the case involve Title IX, sexual misconduct? Does it involve an academic integrity or an academic misconduct charge? Or is it a general disciplinary issue?
You also have to understand that the University of Pennsylvania, as with all schools, is unfortunately 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, can help protect an accused student's rights and interest, and can potentially help allow the most favorable outcome.