The Student Advocate strives to listen carefully to your concerns, explain relevant policies and procedures, discuss possible courses of action, and provide guidance, while respecting students' rights to privacy within the confines of the law and university policy.
Our philosophy is that even during difficult times, students and their families should be empowered with the resources to make informed decisions and take a proactive role in the resolution process. We are here to support you!
Purpose of Student Advocate
The Student Advocate:
- Guides students in resolving educational, personal, and other barriers toward successful completion of their academic goals
- Links students with appropriate university and community resources, and collaborates with faculty and staff to assist with addressing student concerns
- Serves all students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional
- A centralized source of information and referrals for students, family members, faculty, and staff
- Assist with emergencies that impact a student’s educational experience
- Help students understand and navigate through the university policies & procedures
- Connect students with campus and community resources
- Provide information pertaining to emergency loans/grants to help students remain enrolled
- Provide support in the event of a student’s major illness/injury
- Serves as a consultant to faculty/staff who have concerns or need assistance in supporting students
The Student Advocate provides a safe and comfortable environment to discuss complaints, concerns, or problems. If a matter cannot be addressed through our office, a referral will be made. The Student Advocate does not replace or substitute for formal grievance or appeal processes made available by the university.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 317-274-4431.
For more information, contact:
Office of Student Advocacy and Support, Campus Center, Suite 270
The University strives to uphold privacy and confidentiality as much as possible, and only shares information with those who have a need to know in order to respond.
Individuals who desire anonymity in discussing and seeking assistance about sexual misconduct should contact and/or be referred to a confidential employee. The Student Advocate is not a confidential employee. Matters of sexual misconduct disclosed with the Student Advocate will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator who can provide additional resources and support.
Confidential employees on the IUPUI campus include licensed, professional mental health counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 317-274-2548, the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Specialist, 317-274-2503, and health center employees at the Student Health Center, 317-274-2274.