What happens at the Office of Advocacy?

Do I need an appointment?

What if I’m not sure what I need?

Do you help graduate students?

Do you have translation services?

Is the Office of Advocacy confidential?

What if I decide not to do anything about the situation after I talk to an advocate?

Can I bring someone with me?

What if I can’t come during your office hours?

What if I am a distance learning student?

What if I have a medical or mental health condition, do I have to disclose that to you?

If a professor or advisor recommends that I come to your office, do I have to?

 

 
What happens at the Office of Advocacy?

You will meet privately with a professional staff member, either Molly or Daniel. They will listen, identify options, and help you to move forward.

 
Do I need an appointment?

No, you are welcome to drop by. If you have a busy schedule, we would be glad to schedule a time at your convenience.

 
What if I’m not sure what I need?

Come on in and we’ll help you figure it out. We will do everything we can to find a solution to your problem.

 
Do you help graduate students?

Yes, we often consult with Ph.D. candidates and students pursuing master’s degrees regarding their unique challenges.

 
Do you have translation services?

Yes, we contract with a service that provides phone translation in all languages.

 
Is the Office of Advocacy confidential?

Yes. We do not share information about the students we see unless we are given permission by that student or in limited exceptions.

 
What if I decide not to do anything about the situation after I talk to an advocate?

You are always in charge of what you do in any situation. If you decide to step away from the issue, we will honor your decision.

 
Can I bring someone with me?

Yes. We will ask to meet with you privately at the beginning of our meeting. With some exceptions, your support person may then join the meeting.

 
What if I can’t come during your office hours?

Please call the office and we will figure out a way to assist you that works with your schedule.

 
What if I am a e-Campus or Cascades student?

We provide phone and Skype appointments for those who are not within a reasonable distance of campus.

 
What if I have a medical or mental health condition, do I have to disclose that to you?

You never have to disclose any personal information you are not comfortable sharing.

 

If a professor or advisor recommends that I come to your office, do I have to?

No, we are a completely voluntary service. That said, if a person suggests you come talk to us, why not give it a try? We are here to help by listening without judgment then providing information and options for you to make the best decision you can.

We are here for you.

Got a question, want to make an appointment, or simply want more information?

Stop by SEC 325, or give us a call at 541-737-9200. You can also drop us a note at asosu.advocacy@oregonstate.edu, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!