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THE STUDENT ADVOCACY CORPS (SAC)

APPLICATION FOR THE FIRST COHORT IS DUE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH.

INTRODUCTION

The Student Advocacy Corps is a service under the Student Association Executive Cabinet that provides GW students with new access to well-trained, knowledgeable peers who will serve as advisors on an individual, case-by-case basis. The SAC seeks to give students greater access to confidential, peer-led support to guide them through the disciplinary and academic violation processes at GW. The Director of the Student Advocacy Corps will serve as an appointed member on the SA Executive Cabinet.

APPLICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS

The Vice President of Judicial and Legislative Affairs and the Director of the Student Advocacy Corps oversee the application process for student advocates. Candidates must submit a one page resume, along with a completed application packet in the fall semester. We seek applicants who are compassionate and committed to helping their peers at GW through hardships. Experiences in analyzing laws or official documents like the Code of Student Conduct is highly recommended. All applications will be reviewed by the VP JLA and the Assistant VP JLA and select candidates will be requested for 30-minute interviews in order to determine the most qualified and passionate advocates.

 

Decisions will be released in early December. After being chosen, advocates will be required to attend several workshops throughout the following semester to receive training on GW’s disciplinary process, their roles as advisers, and how to best guide their peers in a professional and confidential manner. The program will officially begin in the 2019 Spring semester. 

UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS

The Student Advocacy Corps partners with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibility to provide training for student advocates, support students who are under the disciplinary process, and promote available resources.

QUESTIONS

For any question or concern regarding the Student Advocacy Corps, please email the Vice President for Judicial and Legislative Affairs at vpjla@gmail.com.