Student Advocacy and Assistance (SAA) is part of the Dean of Students Office and works to provide support to students whenever they may be experiencing difficulties, including, basic needs, academic probation, sexual assault, illness, domestic and relationship violence, grief, loss and more. SAA strives to provide guidance, explain relevant policies and procedures, connect students to applicable university and community resources, all while respecting students' rights to privacy within the confines of the law and university policy.
ASU Student Advocacy & Assistance supports students to ensure that those who have been affected by an unusual circumstance, and/or a troubling event, are provided with the support they need to reduce the impact in other areas of their life, including academics. Other support may include assistance with,
- Providing assistance and/or referrals for housing, academics, student employment, visa/immigration issues, financial aid and other areas.
- Providing one-on-one consultation to students seeking guidance in resolving educational and personal challenges.
- Providing assistance with academic difficulties as they relate to, course absence letters, course incompletes, course withdrawals, compassionate withdrawals, and medical withdrawals.
- Proactively educating the campus community on resources and support services available to assist students.