We are here to help! Student advocates work to address student needs and to guide with university policies and procedures.
Student Assistance, Support and Advocacy
Advocates are located on each campus in the Office of the Dean of Students and are available to help with a wide variety of issues that students are faced with. Students are connected with appropriate university and community resources to support their academic success and progress. When experiencing unforeseen circumstances, students are provided assistance within university policies and procedures.
Student Support Advocacy Program
Advocates assist students with many personal and life situations. Specialized support and advocacy is available to students who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, or family circumstance impacting their academic pursuits, like pregnancy or parenting.
Staff are committed to provide services that are non-judgmental, survivor-focused and empowering. Recognizing that each person’s experience is unique, staff are available to help each survivor assess their reporting options and access resources that meet their personal needs.
Campus and Community Resources
Community Care Health Clinic
Gyte Annex 34, Hammond Campus
Gyte 005, Hammond Campus and LSF, TECH 101, Westville Campus
Office of Dean of Students
Student Union & Library, Room 313, Hammond Campus and LSF, Room 103, Westville Campus
Contact: 219-989-4141 / 219-785-5230
Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Lawshe 231, Hammond Campus and Schwarz Hall, 25 C, Westville Campus
Contact: 219-989-2337 / 219-785-5545
G095 & G097, Schneider Building, Hammond Campus
Room 101, Campus Police Building, Westville Campus
Contact: 219-989-2220 / 219-785-5220 or Emergency: 911
The Caring Place
24-Hour Hotline: 219-464-2128
The Crisis Center, Inc.
24-Hour Hotline: 800-519-0469
Haven House Family Advocacy Center
24-Hour Hotline: 219-931-2090
St. Jude’s House Family Shelter
Crown Point, IN
24-Hour Hotline: 800-254-1286
Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc.
Michigan City, IN
24-Hour Hotline: 866-879-4615
Office of the Dean of Students Virtual Hours
The Office of the Dean of Students will be offering virtual walk-in hours with our Student Advocates every weekday through Google Meet or via phone. Meet with the advocate team from the comfort of your home on your computer or smartphone. If you’re experiencing financial problems, family or other issues that are preventing you from being successful in your courses, or just don’t know where to ask for help, ODOS is the place to start.
- Monday: 10am to 12pm CDT
- Tuesday: 10am to 12pm CDT
- Wednesday: 1pm to 3pm CDT
- Thursday: 1pm to 3pm CDT
- Friday: 10am to 12pm CDT
All virtual hours will use Google Meet. We will also have a call in option. More information i posted on the ODOS Facebook Page.
As always, our staff is available for meetings by appointment with students by phone and video (using Google Meet). If you have any questions, please let us know by calling 219-989-4141 (Hammond), 219-785-5230 (Westville), or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Advocate Walk in Hours
Monday: 2 PM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM – 1 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 11 AM
8 AM – 4:30 PM
Student Union Library Building (SULB) 313
Tuesday: 12 PM – 2 PM
Wednesday: 1 PM – 3 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 11 AM
Assistant Director of Student Support and Advocacy
8 AM – 4:30 PM
Library-Student-Faculty Building (LSF) 103