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Student Advocacy and Intervention FAQ's

  • How is working with a team member in Student Advocacy and Intervention different from working with the Counseling Center?
    The Counseling Center provides ongoing therapy within the confines of a confidential therapeutic relationship. While a referral to Counseling Services may ultimately be recommended, Student Advocacy and Intervention takes an immediate, solution-focused approach designed to connect students to the appropriate resources based on presenting concerns.
  • If a team member in Student Advocacy and Intervention contacts me, does it mean I am in trouble?
    No. There are a variety of reasons why a Student Advocacy and Intervention team member may contact you, but generally contact is made in an effort to offer resources that may be beneficial for you. However, it is important to keep in mind that failure to respond to efforts made to contact you may heighten the level of concern, so it is advised to respond and take advantage of the opportunity to voice your perspective on the concern presented.
  • Do I need to make an appointment?
    Students are always welcome to call, email, or stop by the the office in Kearns Hall, Suite 104 A between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. However, making an appointment will guarantee you an uninterrupted period of time and ensure that you will not have to wait. To make an appointment, call 843-349-4161 or email sai@coastal.edu.
  • Can I make an anonymous report?
    Anonymity cannot be guaranteed when making a report, but every effort will be made to respect the wishes of those reporting. Depending on the nature of the report, it is often possible to address it anonymously. However, there are certain instances in which this is not possible. If you would like to report a concern anonymously, you may do so by contacting the Department of Public Safety TIPS line at 843-349-TIPS. 

For more information about Student Advocacy and Intervention please visit www.coastal.edu/deanofstudents/studentadvocacyandintervention.


 

Contact Student Advocacy and Intervention

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

Once you have scheduled a meeting with Student Advocacy and Intervention, please fill out the form below and bring it with you to your appointment:

Student Advocacy and Intervention Intake Form


 

Confidentiality

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.