Office of Student Advocacy & Support

Staff in the Office of Student Advocacy & Support oversee the Caring Community Connections (CCC) program and "The Shop" food pantry. They work directly with and provide support to any SMU student who may be struggling outside the classroom with any sort of issue and assist in getting them connected to appropriate available resources.

Our Mission Statement

The Office of Student Advocacy & Support is dedicated to working collaboratively to assist students in navigating challenges that impede academic and personal success. We connect students to resources, advocate, and educate the greater SMU community to create a safe, caring, and enriching environment.

Logo - Caring Community Connections at SMU

Learn More    Submit a CCC

Report various concerns through the CCC form, including issues of economic hardship.

The Shop at SMU - Blue Circle Logo

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As of Sep 30, 2021, The Shop has reopened!


Medical Withdrawal Request Process

Click the button above for more details about how to request
and then return from a Medical Withdrawal.

Student Emergency Fund

Click the button above for more details about this support program
designed to help students with an economic hardship or financial emergency.

Navigating a Bumpy Road

More Details Here

If you are interested in training or a presentation about this information,
please contact us at 214-768-4564 or at