SFSS Advocacy Office
We’re on your side!
The Student Advocacy Coordinator supports undergraduates at SFU in academic and non academic matters by providing resources and options, in a confidential manner, to create a safe and respectful space for students and improving their overall university experience. This new office launched in the Fall of 2021 in response to student demand.
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Goals: This office aims to amplify the voices of students, advocating on their behalf and assisting them as they navigate through difficult or crisis situations in the University setting.
Priorities and main areas of services include, but are not limited to:
- Support and guidance for students dealing with academic, institutional and equity issues on campus.
- Assistance with disciplinary and misconduct matters
- Assistance with health and wellness concerns
- Improving campus safety and access
- Combating sexual and other forms of harassment and discrimination
- Connecting students with campus resources
- Advocating for new/improved services and policies that benefit students
How do I meet with the Advocate?
Step 1: Book an appointmentby clicking here
(in-person or remote options are available)
Step 3: Meet with the Advocacy Coordinator and come up with a plan to resolve your issue.
Funding and Autonomy: The SFSS Advocacy Office is run by the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). The SFSS is a not-for-profit organization that represents all Undergraduate Students at the Simon Fraser University (SFU). We provides our members with a broad range of advocacy work, services, and events. The vision of the SFSS is students thriving everywhere this is realized through our support of students to reach their full potential- by providing resources and services that represent, connect and benefit our membership. Because we are funded by students, for students, we are not obliged to remain neutral which opens options for how we can support students. To learn more, see https://sfss.ca/.
Locations: The Advocacy Office is headquartered in the new SUB, Room 3301, on the Burnaby Campus. The Advocacy Coordinator will also make regular trips to the Surrey and Vancouver Campuses.
We respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that we are located on the ancestral, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) and q̓icə̓y̓ (Katzie) Nations. Unceded means that these territories have never been handed over, sold, or given up by these nations, and we are currently situated on occupied territories. To learn more about Indigenous territories, please visit https://native-land.ca/