Meet the Co-Advocates
What is a Co-Advocate?
A Co-Advocate is a role specific to GVSU. Co-Advocates at Grand Valley are professional staff members or faculty that participate in ongoing training to work close with the Victim Advocate, Ashley Schulte, in order to provide additional non-judgement, private support to survivors of gender-based violence. The Co-Advocates on campus have full-time positions elsewhere and spend some of their time working with individuals in this capacity. Their role is to provide private support in that they will not release personally identifiable information without consent. Co-Advocates are specially trained to help students navigate options and services on campus and in the community. Access to an advocate after gender-based violence can play a critical role in the healing process of a victim/survivor.
The Co-Advocates work closely with the Victim Advocate. For more information on what the role of the Victim Advocate does or is, click here.