Student Advocacy and Support

Meet the 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
  • Empowers students to advocate for themsevles

Services at-a-glance:

  • Assist with emergencies that impact a student’s educational experience
  • Help students understand and navigate university policies and 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