Student Advocate Services

Temporarily Working Remotely

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Student Advocate Services office in ApH205 will be closed beginning March 16th until further notice. Advocates will be working remotely.

Students are able to schedule an appointment with Advocates via email. Meetings will take place via Google Hangout or phone calls.

Advocates provide assistance to students who have been accused of or charged with violating the Student Conduct Code, University Housing policy, or other academic or conduct policies. 

This includes:

  • Scholastic misconduct (cheating, plagiarism, honor code violations)
  • Behavioral misconduct (e.g. drugs, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, theft)
  • Sexual misconduct or Title IX violations (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking)


An Advocate can help you with:

  • Understanding the disciplinary process and the accusations against you
  • Accompanying you to disciplinary or investigatory meetings
  • Resolving your case informally
  • Presenting at the disciplinary hearing
  • Appealing the hearing panel’s decision


For graduate or professional students facing dismissal or other hearings for academic standing, such as COSSS at the Medical School, an Advocate can help you through the process.

Advocate services are free of charge for fees-paying students.


Clayton Bracht
Appleby Hall 205

Virtual Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

To access virtual office hours, click here