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Student Advocate's Office

Welcome to the Student Advocate's Office (SAO)! 

We are a one-stop-shop for all students to receive peer support regarding any institutional processes with the university including but not limited to: Covid-19 related misconduct, academic misconduct, sexual harassment and misconduct, hate and bias grievances, and financial aid. This semester is our Pilot Program, in which we are focusing on Covid-19 related misconduct and Academic Misconduct. 


Peer support is offered through the SAO in three key ways: 

  1. Weekly virtual Office Hours (time TBD) where any student can speak with an Advocate to ask any questions regarding Covid-19 or Academic conduct issues (e.g. “What are the repercussions if I see x number of friends this weekend?”, or “what are my options if I am charged with a Covid-19 violation?”) 

  2. Any students seeking support in this way can expect to receive private support from an advocate trained in conduct processes and wellness, who can point the student to resources and provide some advice and guidance on how to proceed in a conduct case.

  3. The Class Feedback Form exists to field concerns from students regarding inequities in the classroom, and the SAO is dedicated to offering support for students through maintenance of the form.

Meet the advocates below and don't hesitate to reach out! 
Use the following link to submit a request for an advocate:


Our Pilot Program Covid-19 policy at Duke will be one of our main focuses. From the Duke Compact's Expectations to Repercussions for violations and everything in between, we hope to be a source of support and guidance for you as you go through any conduct processes related to Covid-19.


Our Pilot Program will also cover issues of Academic Misconduct. Advocates will be trained to understand the conduct process so they can answer questions, support you through your cases or hearings, and point you towards the right resources on campus!


Other institutional processes involving the University, including but not limited to issues with Sexual Assault and Harassment, Hate and Bias Grievances, and Financial Aid issues will be areas we hope to expand to after the Pilot. 


If you have any suggestions on the areas we plan to target or would like to collaborate, please let us know!

Meet the Team!

The Executive Board


Christina Wang

Internal Director, Class of 2022


Devan Desai

External Director, Class of 2023

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Hana Hendi

Covid-19 Division Policy Director, Class of 2023

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Effie Mehbod

Academic Misconduct Division Director, Class of 2023

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Rachel Proudman

Policy Director, Class of 2023

The Advocates

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Haley Cush

Advocate, Class of 2024

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Olya Kislovskiy

Advocate, Class of 2022


Connor Booher

Advocate, Class of 2024

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Kristin Ankoma-Sey

Advocate, Class of 2023


Sachin Shah

Advocate, Class of 2024


Eric Lu

Advocate, Class of 2024

Kris Zhu

Advocate, Class of 2024

Jada Purkett

Advocate, Class of 2024

Kieran Lele

Advocate, Class of 2023

Have Questions about Covid-19 or Academic Conduct Issues at Duke?

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Become an Advocate!

If you are interested in becoming an advocate or have questions about the program, please contact us!

Christina Wang: 480-658-8816

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Class Feedback Form

If you have any concerns about your courses or inequities in the classroom, please fill out this form, either anonymously or otherwise so your concerns may be addressed:

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