The university experience can be challenging to navigate, especially if you're far from home, family and friends. Knowing that you have an advocate and ally on campus can help you feel more connected and help you achieve goals. We know it's not easy to juggle your academic and social priorities, and sometimes problems arise that you don't know how to handle. We want you to remember that you never have to go it alone.

Our Mission

To provide you with centered education that nurtures your ability to think critically and creatively, develop values and ethics, and promote respect for human diversity while empowering you to make responsible choices and embrace a healthy emotional, physical and spiritual lifestyle.

How We Help

  • We provide you with a safe and respectful setting where you can speak openly and honestly about your concerns.
  • We give you our full, undivided attention, gather information relevant to your issue, and discuss any of your concerns or questions in a way that helps you choose the best course of action.
  • We provide you with a variety of programs and services to help you navigate the University experience and be a successful student.
  • We empower you to act on your own behalf by encouraging you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • We facilitate an ongoing relationship and dialogue with parents, guardians and mentors that will provide you with the foundation you need to succeed.

Ways We Can Help

  • Withdraw due to special request an emergency absence;
  • Advocate with faculty for excused absences from classes or request Incompletes;
  • Understand the Code of Student Responsibility and Code of Academic Integrity policies for students, faculty and staff;
  • Provide information on how to file a grievance or appeal;
  • Volunteer for community service;
  • Be connected to off campus accommodations;
  • Get involved in student leadership opportunities;
  • Understand the campus conduct system;
  • Report sexual harassment or assault;
  • Apply for Commencement Speaker, Bell Ringer, and award/recognition opportunities;