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Student Advocacy and Intervention Tips for Success

Refer a Student to Student Advocacy and Intervention

  • Student Advocacy & Intervention
    Indigo Hall
    843-349-2316 (fax)
  • Take the time to introduce yourself to your professors at the beginning of the semester. Professors interact with many students, and this will help put a face to your name.
  • It is your responsibility as a student to check your CCU email frequently, even if you maintain a separate, personal email account. This is how professors and university staff will typically contact you with important information.
  • If you have a cell phone, set up voicemail and leave an outgoing message. You may be missing important messages by failing to do so.
  • If you need to miss class for any reason, take a few minutes to let your professors know with a brief email outlining a general explanation for your absence. This is especially important if you are expecting to be absent for an extended period of time and you want to be able to make up your missed work.
  • Always get a note from your doctor when you have to miss class, even if you are not sure if it is required.
  • Keeping regular communication with professors is important. As a courtesy, the Dean of Students Office can assist you in contacting your professors in the event of an emergency by submitting an Attendance Notification on your behalf. Keep in mind that this does not necessarily excuse your absence; this is left to the discretion of each professor based on his/her attendance policies.
  • Review the syllabus for each class in the beginning of the semester and make sure that you are aware of the attendance policy for each class, as this may differ according to the professor. Make note of what constitutes an “excused” absence, in addition to how many absences constitute an automatic failure for the course.
  • Make sure that you are aware of the last day to receive a “W.” It is typically in the midpoint of the semester. In the weeks leading up to this date, touch base with all of your professors to determine your grade in the class and if you are on track to pass the course.
  • Address health concerns promptly, and avoid “waiting to feel better.” Familiarize yourself with Student Health Services and Counseling Services, in addition to the many other resources available on campus that are at low or no cost to students.
  • If you are having problems communicating with a professor or making contact with an office on campus, make the effort to show up in person. Your presence will create a sense of urgency that cannot be achieved on a phone call or email correspondence.
  • Keep a calendar, set an alarm, and maintain a consistent sleep schedule. 


Contact Student Advocacy and Intervention

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

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



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.