The Student Advocacy Coordinator is dedicated to providing students with resources that will better equip them to have the best possible college experience in positive and empowering ways..
Office Hours and Locations:
M-F: 8AM – 12PM
and by appointment
The Student Advocacy Coordinator will:
- Meet with students one-on-one regarding challenges in school, work, and life.
- Connect students with appropriate campus and community resources
- Address problems, concerns, and provide information as needed to ensure students have all necessary information to make their own informed decisions
- Provide a PRIVATE and SAFE space for students to discuss events and issues that are affecting their college experience—whether that be in a positive or negative way.
No problem is too big or too small, no question is 'stupid,' and no issue is ever considered 'no big deal.’ No matter if it’s sports, academics, or life in general, make an appointment or swing by my office. I want to help and I’m here for you!
Nick Goodman M.S.E.
Kroeze Hall & Watson Hall Resident Director & Student Advocacy Coordinator
701-252-3467 ext. 5034
At the University of Jamestown, we are a family. We want to provide for your academic success and be attentive to fulfill your personal and social needs. The University of Jamestown is committed to a policy of equitable consideration of its students and their relationships with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, and the university as a whole. Students are encouraged to engage in constructive and respectful dialogue regarding any situation directly with appropriate individuals involved whenever possible. We are also eager to hear any suggestions and comments about facility improvements, class offerings and content, new events and activities, and any other matters to improve your experience at the university.
Please fill out the form below as specifically and thoroughly as possible.
Your matter will be reviewed by the Student Advocacy Coordinator and they will be in contact to determine how best to help you advocate for your issue.
The University of Jamestown is committed to ensuring an environment free from all discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other status with respect to which discrimination would be unlawful. Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to or witnessed discrimination, harassment, or a hostile environment shall promptly report such conduct to the Student Advocacy Coordinator
What is a SafeZone?
Safe Zones are a safe space for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgmental, safe, and educational environment.
This space is safe, free of judgements, where people can honestly communicate with each other, educate one another, and ask any and all questions.
These spaces are for anyone who wants to learn and/or talk about LGBTQ issues at large and/or personal meaning. Whether you are straight, queer, gay, questioning, trans*, or any other gender and/or sexual identity, you are welcome in these spaces.
What is an Ally?
An Ally is anyone of any sexual preference, orientation, religious beliefs, etc, who is aware of and understands the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals. With their offices, apartments, and/or personal-space bubbles as safe zones for queer-identified people,
Allies can offer emotional support and a safe environment for everyone to express themselves.
Where are these SafeZones on campus?
SafeZones are everywhere at the University of Jamestown. We encourage everyone to practice tolerant and open-minded behaviors across campus. There are specific areas that are designated to be SafeZones by allies around the university. They are offices of some faculty and staff and residence rooms of some students. All of these spaces are home to an ally who will be supportive of you, whether you are looking to learn about LGBTQ issues or need to talk to someone in confidence.
SafeZones often times marked with this symbol next to the door like this one. Other times, the symbol is displayed someplace else in the SafeZone.
If you don’t see the sticker immediately around, that’s ok. The Student Advocate identifies as an ally and also maintains a list of other allies on campus. They can connect you with someone you feel comfortable talking.
Where can I learn more about gender/sexual identities?
It’s great that you want to learn more! Each year in the fall, the Student Advocate hosts a SafeZone Training. Information will be sent out via email.
If you missed it, don’t worry! There are plenty of resources right here! Feel free to talk with an ally or the Student Advocate if you have questions about what you see in the material or want to learn more!
This document has the basics of being an ally at the University of Jamestown. It is the informal contract used at the annual training for people who choose to be an ally.How To Be An Ally
The GenderBread Person helps explain gender and sexual identities and how they don’t always line up how you might think. This packet includes both facilitator and participant materials that make the most sense when mediated at the annual training.
This is a packet of information directly from the SafeZone Project. We use a condensed version of this at the annual SafeZone training. This packet includes both facilitator and participant materials that make the most sense when mediated at the annual training. If you want to know more about the packet and how it’s used, come talk with the Student Advocate.
Additional Resources @ UJ
- Student Advocacy Coordinator
- The Safe Zone Project
- PRISM – Contact Lori Listopad