Student Advocacy

Through the role of the student advocate, the Division of Student Affairs has shown it's commitment to ensuring that students succeed in the pursuit of their academic career & professional development. As student advocates, we are here to help students assess and find solutions to their concerns.

Support & encouragement is crucial to the growth, development, and success of students during their college years.  Our goal is to teach students how to utilize the University's resources to become their own self-advocate.  This enables students to make timely decisions based on personal goals and abilities.

The student advocate has access to an array of materials, University offices, on- and off-campus resources, and other information that can assist students in finding resolution to their concerns. Our goal is to teach students how to utilize the University's resources to become their own self-advocate. Our services enable students to make timely decisions based on their personal goals and abilities.

Issues addressed by Student Advocates include but are not restricted to:

  • Assists students in understanding their rights and responsibilities
  • Listens to questions, concerns and complaints
  • Assists in evaluation of options to address student concerns
  • Refers students to the appropriate support services or resources
  • Advises students about steps to resolve problems informally
  • Advises students about formal and administrative options
  • Serves as liaison in emergency situations

How to request advocate services: 
To request advocate services, complete the form located at the top of the left-hand navigation bar or contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs located in 107 Norwood Hall, 341-4292 or stuaff@mst.edu.