The mission of the Student Advocates Office is to assist students in resolving personal and academic problems so that they may maintain progress toward earning a degree. We achieve our mission by helping students foster skills that will positively influence your academic experience as well as their life after IU.

These skills include:

  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Establishing realistic expectations for outcomes
  • Developing a clear sense of personal responsibility and values
  • Respect for others and the university community
  • Assertive, independent decision making about personal and educational goals
  • Healthy choices
  • Full use of student service resources to promote academic success
  • Learning collaborative approaches to resolving problems and addressing challenges