Student Advocacy and Success

What is Student Advocacy and Success?

Staff within the Office of Student Advocacy and Success are committed to helping you navigate Marshall University. A trustworthy place and staff, we care, we advocate, and we can refer you to campus and community partners. We want you to help you succeed in class and life. We encourage you to maximize your educational experience, and we prepare you for involvement in the larger community and life beyond college. Additionally, we aim to empower you to overcome obstacles and to assist in resolving issues.advocacy, success, advocate, student, assist, help, absence, excused

How can Student Advocacy and Success help me?

Simply, we want you to feel encouraged to self-advocate, to aim for success, and to follow through with your pursuit of your degree. We’ll work with you and your family, as well as campus and community partners, faculty, and staff to assist you in meeting and achieving personal, academic, and professional goals by:

  • Providing support and guidance for academic and personal success
  • Helping with steps for academic appeals
  • Assisting with process of appealing Student Conduct decisions
  • Providing accountability plans to ensure academic success
  • Serving as the contact for University Excused Absences

How do I contact Student Advocacy and Success?

Located in room 2W32 of the Memorial Student Center, the Office of Student Advocacy and Success is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-in visits are welcome, or you may contact Michelle Barbour, Student Advocate and Success Specialist, for an individual appointment.

Michelle Barbour, Student Advocate and Success Specialist
Memorial Student Center, 2W32
304-696-2284
Michelle.barbour@marshall.edu