Victim Advocacy

Susan T. Pulido
Confidential Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate

The Victim's Advocate provides confidential advocacy support, victim outreach, coordination of support services, problem-solving, and assistance with decision-making to SSU students who are impacted or victimized by traumatic, disruptive, or disturbing life events (i.e., sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, abusive relationships, hate crimes, etc. The Advocate supports SSU students through the process of physical, emotional, and financial recovery. This includes:

  • An opportunity for students to talk in a confidential setting;
  • Providing information to help students decide on a course of action;
  • Helping locate resources on and off campus for a variety of needs including counseling, health services, legal assistance, restitution, and housing;
  • Assisting with the development of individualized safety planning for school, home, and work;
  • Assisting with arrangements with faculty regarding missed classes, late assignments, or other course requirements; and
  • Coordinating with University Police, Student Conduct, Residential Life, Housing, Registrar, Health Center, SSU Title IX, etc. to make necessary arrangements and take appropriate actions while advocating on the student's behalf. The Victim's Advocate strives to promote the restoration of decision making and control to survivors by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences through education, collaboration, and fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.