Student Advocacy and Support
Faculty and Staff Resources
Depending on your role on or off campus, you could be the first person to identify a student needs help.
We recommend you:
- Contact students directly if you have concerns and ask how you can help
- Speak to students privately and in person whenever possible
- Contact the Student Advocate if you need assistance in finding the resources to support the student
- Make a referral to the Student Advocate by completing the form. The Student Advocate may reach out to the student in need, depending on the situation
- Based on your conversation, if you feel comfortable, refer students to the appropriate campus resource such as Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Adaptive Educational Services, or their academic advisor
- You can also report disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by students, staff, or faculty to the Behavioral Consultation Team by completing a Concerned Persons Report.
What happens when a referral form is completed?
A referral to the Student Advocate is a great way to help. Depending on the nature of the referral, we may:
- Contact the student to offer voluntary assistance
- Connect the student with resources on and off campus
- Help the student come up with an action plan
If you are ever unsure about how to help, or a student's needs are more than you feel prepared to address, the Student Advocate accepts referrals. You can also call (317-274-4431) to consult by phone call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have helped a student resolve an issue, but you suspect more assistance is required, contact us.