University Advocate is a professional staff member at
Lehigh University specially trained in the area of gender
violence who provides confidential crisis and options to
counseling to students. Any student who has a
concern regarding gender violence may contact an
Advocate. Advocates can be helpful to students who
have recently been assaulted or students who have had past
experiences and are ready to talk about their concerns.
Advocate will listen and provide support, guidance and
options. The Advocate will explain all of those
options and help the students make the right decisions
for their situation. Advocates are good at
listening to the needs of each particular student and
adjusting their role to those needs.
the past, Advocates have accompanied students to the
hospital or the Lehigh University Health and Wellness
Center, helped schedule counseling appointments and
assisting with navigating college life after an assault
including meeting with the Office of Student Conduct,
housing changes and class changes. Each student
needs different assistance after an assault.
An Advocate is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 365 days a year.
Gender Violence Prevention and