Advocacy & Intervention - Coastal Carolina University
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Student Advocacy and Intervention

The college experience can be stressful and overwhelming for many students. However, when a difficult situation interferes significantly with a student's wellbeing, it may be time to seek assistance. The Student Advocacy and Intervention area in the Dean of Students Office:

  • Supports students in managing all aspects of their personal, social and academic success;
  • Addresses questions or concerns about utilizing various campus resources;
  • Assists students who are struggling to function academically, socially, or mentally as a result of a personal challenge or crisis; and
  • Aids students in identifying and navigating offices both on and off campus to meet their respective needs.

Areas of Assistance

  • Academic distress
  • Communication with University
  • Concerning or unsafe behavior
  • Death or Illness of a family member
  • Financial distress
  • Food insecurity
  • Homelessness/loss of housing
  • Hospitalization
  • Identifying community support
  • Inability to find resources
  • Medical needs
  • Mental health needs
  • Personal saftey needs
  • Personal/family emergencies
  • Relationship distress
  • Title IX guidance and support

Mission Statement

Student Advocacy and Intervention (SAI) is dedicated to providing comprehensive advocacy and intervention services to assist students in managing all aspects of their personal, social and academic success in an effort to balance the needs of individual students with the needs of the campus community. 

Learning Outcomes

Students who utilize SAI services will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge of available resources both on and off campus
  • Take steps to access campus resources when they are needed
  • Determine a suitable course of direction to address presenting concern(s)
  • Employ self-advocacy skills when facing barriers to success in the future

Faculty and Staff who utilize SAI services will be able to:

  • Identify where and how to report students of concern
  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge of campus resources
  • Recognize the signs of distress and refer appropriately
  • Effectively utilize the Classroom Disruption Flowchart to address classroom disruption


Contact Student Advocacy and Intervention

To contact Student Advocacy and Intervention, contact the Dean of Students Office at (843) 349-4161 or email


Student Advocacy and Intervention is not therapy. The laws that apply to a confidential therapeutic relationship do not apply to all helping relationships. There may be instances when information needs to be shared with other campus partners to ensure the safety of the campus community. While confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, information will only be shared strictly on a need-to-know basis.

For effective coordination of services, you may be asked to sign a release of information.