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What is an advocate?
When might you need an advocate?
We offer advocacy to ALL Murray State students. Students who have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and/or harassment often have many questions about counseling, support, resources, academic assistance, reporting, and disclosing what has happened to loved ones. Every situation is different, which is why the campus advocate works one-one with students to determine what they need.
What does the advocate do?
- Explain the reporting process and reporting options
- Discuss your rights and responsibilities
- Help you prepare for meetings with Title IX, Murray State Police Department, Student Affairs, or other university administrators
- Attend meetings with you as a support person
- Advocate for academic and housing accommodations as appropriate
- You will receive a lot of information during the reporting process. We assist students in keeping up with next steps and follow up with the various parties who are involved.
- Connect you to on and off campus counseling services
- Locate support services in your hometown for support while you are away from campus
- Connect you with legal advocates and health advocates
- We can help students prepare to speak with their loved ones about what they are going through. This can be a difficult conversation and we can help you get started on how to have it.
How can you contact the advocate?
Are advocacy services confidential?
- Advocacy services are private and the campus advocate will not release personally identifying information without your consent.