By Daile Smith in Student Conduct

How Macquarie University Implemented the Symplicity Advocate Solution to Create a Student First Approach to Student Care and Reporting

It has long been on the agenda for Macquarie University to digitalise student service areas to achieve higher degrees of efficiency while at the same time improving the student experience and engagement. Kylie Ebert, Director Student Life at Macquarie University has driven the initiative to adopt both Advocate and Access across the student service departments. […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct

CMU Streamlines Communication and Reporting with Advocate

Central Michigan University (CMU) is a public, research-intensive institution with over 20,000 students. Of those 20,000 students, over 35% live on college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing. For more than 10 years, Symplicity has helped CMU manage, track, and streamline its reporting as it handles over 1,000 student conduct cases every year from roommate conflicts, Title IX […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct

WashU Depends on Advocate to Streamline All Student Conduct

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) is a private university, home to over 15,000 enrolled students, 76% of which live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing. Since implementing Advocate more than 10 years ago, WashU has been a proud Symplicity partner, using Advocate to standardize their reporting process by hosting everything in one place to […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

Wilfrid Laurier University Uses Advocate Data to Drive Policy Changes and Strengthen Campus Relationships

Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is a public university in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The university has 19,500 enrolled undergraduate students and 3,750 on-campus residents. WLU has been using Advocate by Symplicity since 2015. Advocate at Wilfrid Laurier University Good data can completely transform an institution’s practices, processes, and programs. The Residence and Behavioral Intervention teams at […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

Loyola Chicago Prioritizes Student Conduct In The Wake of March Madness

  Loyola University Chicago is a private American Catholic research university in Chicago, Illinois home to approximately 16,422 students. Loyola Chicago has been using Advocate by Symplicity since 2005.     Handling Student Conduct at Loyola Advocate by Symplicity has helped the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) consolidate all behavioral concerns (BCT referrals), […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

UC Davis Streamlines Its Student Conduct Adjudication Process

University of California – Davis is a public research university, as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system. It is located in Davis, CA serving approximately 36,441 students. UC Davis has been using Advocate by Symplicity since 2012. Background The Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

Boston University Promotes a Culture of Shared Services Through Advocate

The Office of Judicial Affairs at Boston University wanted to move away from its old-school case management processes to a more streamlined form of records management. The databases in place were hardly sustainable, and tracking student files was time-consuming and ineffective. Cross-departmental communication was also challenging, as there was no centralized location for all disciplinary […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

Towson University Streamlines Its Case Management Process With Advocate

Staff at Towson University’s Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education used an outdated workflow for conducting case management at their university. The system in place was not user-friendly and did not provide a clear process for handling and sharing case information with other campus departments. The school was also seeking a way to streamline […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct

Advocate Provides Duke University an Integrated Approach for Care Coordination of High-Risk Students

After the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, managing student conduct became a priority for Duke University. However, the Student Affairs office used a homegrown database that did not track or integrate incident reports from other campus departments, including student conduct. Care coordination for high-risk students was difficult due to each office having its own siloed […]


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