Office of Advocacy - FAQs


How does the Office of Advocacy work?


On campus processes and conflicts are tricky to navigate on your own. Let us help!

  1. Your first step is to fill out our intake form.  
  2. We will follow up via phone to schedule an appointment with you. If you miss our call, please call us back!
  3. Based on your issue, you will either meet with one of our Peer Advocates or Professional Advocates.
  4. Our advocates will always have your best interests in mind, throughout every issue you face. We will continue to work with you until your issue has been resolved. No matter what decisions you make along the way, we are here to support you. 

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What conflicts does the Office of Advocacy help student navigate?


Here are some areas where we’ve assisted:

  • Cheating and Plagiarism Accusations
  • Student Code of Conduct Violations
  • Grade Appeals, Late Drop Petitions
  • Graduate Student Issues
  • UHDS Conduct & Contract Issues
  • Student Accounts & Financial Aid
  • International Student Issues
  • Equal Opportunity & Access Cases (Title IX)

Other Common Questions

You will meet privately with your Advocate. They will listen, identify options, and help you to move forward. This can look many different ways, depending on the issue you face. Our advocates can help you understand any misconduct letters you have recieved, help edit and review responses to allegations, stand by your side through any hearings or conferences, and much more. 

Yes! We will follow up with you via phone, please make sure to answer. If you are unable to answer, please feel free to call us back at 541-737-9200.

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

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

The Office of Advocacy is confidential except when a student reports unwanted sexual contact, imminent risk of harm to themselves or others, or child abuse or neglect.

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.

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.

Please email us at [email protected] and we will figure out a way to assist you that works with your schedule.

We will absolutely advocate for you! We serve all OSU students.

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

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. We provide information and options that allow you to make the best decision you can. We always have your best interests in mind, and are always on your side.