The Student Advocacy Center works closely with many of the other offices around campus to ensure that students’ needs are met and questions answered.
The PASS Advisors make contact with students after acceptance by the enrollment management team and discuss orientation and class schedules for the students’ first few quarters. They also work with students to ensure needs are met with Financial Aid paperwork and housing arrangements.
Students visit their PASS Advisor at least once per quarter to discuss registration and course selection for the upcoming quarter and are invited to visit as often as needed to discuss any concerns, questions or just to share news. PASS Advisement is a mandatory process at Life University. PASS Advisors focus largely on the student as a whole, meaning they are invested in helping each student grow in all areas – not just academics.
At the completion of two quarters of work in the College of Chiropractic and three quarters in the College of Undergraduate Studies, students are transitioned to Faculty Advisors for the remainder of their academic career at Life University. At that point, PASS Advisors become advocates more than advisors for these students. Students can come by and see them, but the PASS Advisor will also direct them to appropriate resources outside their office, including the Faculty Advisor if necessary.
After Orientation, members of the PASS advising team teach the First Year Experience (FYE) 101 and 103 series (1101 online series for D.C. students), helping students further orient themselves to the LIFE campus and culture. Topics covered include Library resources, University policies, academic advising and planning, motivation, financial health, academic skills (learning styles, time management, and study skills), various assessments to engage students in discussion about these topics, and presentations by a variety of campus offices and resources.
For more information or questions, please contact the Student Advocacy Center.