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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Our Services

The Office of Student Advocacy helps students resolve university-related problems and concerns in an informal way. Students should seek help from the office when they:

  • Need help certifying an excused absence
  • Don’t know where to go or whom to ask about an issue
  • Feel they have been treated unfairly by faculty or staff members
  • Are unsure about how to navigate university policy or procedure

Get help

Fill out our online form to request an excused class absence or get help with another concern. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.


What We Do

  • Listen impartially, discuss options and answer questions
  • Refer students to appropriate offices or resources
  • Explain university policy and procedure
  • Empower students to find their own solutions to problems and concerns
  • Notify faculty members of a student’s absence due to a medical or personal issue in accordance with the Undergraduate Attendance Policy
  • Recommend changes and improvements to university policies and procedures that are outdated, unclear or ineffective

What We Don't

  • Provide legal advice
  • Hear formal complaints
  • Share information with others without the student’s permission
  • Keep confidential any risk of danger to students or others
  • Facilitate grade changes or medical/hardship withdrawal
  • Change the modality of a course

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