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Advocacy at Case Management

Our case managers are here to listen, support and help students navigate their best path to success. They respect, do not judge and will serve as spokesperson if needed. They are the liaison between student and challenge, and will inform, advise and accompany students in their role of advocate.

How does a case manager advocate?

Case managers help students cope with complex situations. One way a case manager helps students is by helping them identify what is important, and then map out plans of action based upon their strengths, needs and goals. Case managers can help students connect with other service providers and be with them at court, police stations, hospitals, appointments, etc. as needed or wanted.

How is case management different from working with the University Counseling Center?

The University Counseling Center provides ongoing therapy, skill building, and consultation. While there is some overlap in consultation services, case management helps with short-term planning and coordination of care. The Counseling Center is a confidential source: Information remains with the student and the Center. UCC is not obligated to report to Title IX Coordinator or anyone else unless there is imminent concern for safety. Case Managers work as a private source: they are obligated to report known names and facts to Title IX Coordinator. 

Why would I contact the case manager in the Office of the Dean of Students? 

You might contact a case manager because you are or know a student who is:

  • behaving in a way that concerns you
  • experiencing difficulty beyond his/her ability to cope
  • missing
  • experiencing a family emergency or death of a family member

Our Advocacy Partners

Office of Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP)

Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) at Binghamton University works to reduce instances of and the traumatic impact of interpersonal violence across its community through education, coordination, treatment and linking students with information and resources. The services are available to provide support the Binghamton University community, survivor and/or their friends, parents and family members. If you are a victim of interpersonal violence, connect to IVP here.

Office of Student Conduct

The mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the mission of both the University and the Division of Student Affairs. Specifically, the Office of Student Conduct seeks to work collaboratively with other departments to create a safe, secure, and civil environment where learning, growth and development can take place both inside and outside of the classroom, connect to the Office of Student Conduct here.

Last Updated: 10/18/16