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 schedule an appointment with us via phone, email, or visiting our office
  2. Your next step is to fill out an intake form
  3. At this point, you meet with professional staff who will help you assess ways in which you can move forward with your situation
  4. It is then up to you to decide how to continue--no matter what your decision is, we are here to support you

Common Questions

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 then providing information and options for you to make the best decision you can.