Student Advocate General

Isabelle Lee
Isabelle LeeStudent Advocate General
Hello Anteaters!

My name is Isabelle Lee (she/her/hers) and I serve as the Student Advocate General for the 2020-2021 school year! I am a fourth-year Psychological Sciences and Social Ecology double major. I am so honored to have the privilege of serving as your Student Advocate General for this year! My main goals for this year is to improve transparency and accountability initiatives within ASUCI to ensure that the students that we serve are aware of what ASUCI does and can provide feedback on what ASUCI can do better to serve you all. My office and I hope to continue to build partnerships with on-campus departments to raise awareness about various resources students can utilize throughout the year and creating informative presentations/workshops regarding rights and policies related to students.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions / if I can support you at any time :)

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Office of the Student Advocate General is to empower student success through collaborating with the campus and surrounding community with students’ best interest in mind. We are committed to serving as a visible resource for personal and academic achievement by providing an intentional support structure for students.”

Duties & Responsibilities

The Office of the Student Advocate General is committed to providing and ensuring equity and advocacy on behalf of the undergraduate student body here at UCI. The Student Advocate General develops and implements campus climate-based responses and initiatives, on behalf of the varying demographics and intersecting identities of the UCI undergraduate community. The Office collaborates with students and administration in relation to Student Affairs to establish that the student perspective is both present and accurate. This includes spaces that are intended to provide support and reporting services. This Office is designated to serve and represent the undergraduate student body at UCI. Lastly, this Office provides advocacy, education, and community support on behalf of students.

Internal Student Advocate General
Jenna Lee
Major(s)/Minor(s):

Office Hours: By Appointment via email (internalsag@asuci.uci.edu)

External Student Advocate General
Jillian Dela Cruz
Major(s)/Minor(s):

Office Hours: By Appointment via email (externalsag@asuci.uci.edu)

Chief Accountability Officer
Wiley Wilson
Major(s)/Minor(s): Sociology

Office Hours: By Appointment via email (cao@asuci.uci.edu)

Assistant Chief Accountability Officer
Carlos Dominguez
Major(s)/Minor(s):

Office Hours: By Appointment via email (cao@asuci.uci.edu)

The Responsibilities of the Student Advocate General

  • Representing UCI students in discussions with Campus Administration
  • Aiding UCI students in filing complaints against ASUCI
  • Educating UCI students about their rights
  • Providing assistance to students with disciplinary action taken by the university against them
  • Directing students to spaces that are intended to provide support and reporting services

The Role of the Student Advocate General

  • To advocate on behalf of the concerns of the UCI undergraduate community as they relate to the various institutional bodies, this includes, but are not limited to ASUCI, faculty, staff, and campus administration
  • The Student Advocate General acts as a third-party to ensure checks and balances within student government
    • The Office can also initiate charges of violation of the ASUCI Constitution to fellow members of ASUCI
  • In regards to Internal Affairs:
    • At request, the Student Advocate General may assist in finding an informal resolution through mediation, shuttle diplomacy or by other means
  • The Office of the Student Advocate General does not replace or substitute for formal grievance, investigative or appeal processes made available by the university. In addition, the Office does not have any authority to make decisions or enact policy.

Impartiality

  • The Office of the Student Advocate General is a neutral body within ASUCI and does not represent the university or individuals in matters brought to its attention. The office advocates for fairness and equity.

Confidentiality

  • It is important to note that this Office is not legally required to maintain confidentiality.
  • In most scenarios the Student Advocate General will practice confidence with any information.
  • Prior to disclosure, students should be aware that the law in the State of California mandates that information may be appropriately shared if you are in imminent harm to yourself or to others, when there is an indication of child or elder abuse, or if you are gravely disabled.

Notice

  • The Office of the Student Advocate General does not serve as an office of notice or record for the university.