Office of the Student Advocate
Serving Student Advocate: Amelia Stark
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Student Advocate by using our student complaint form or our comment box.
Student Complaint Form
Comment Box Form
Who is the Student Advocate?
The Student Advocate is a member of the Executive Branch of Student Government, appointed to the Cabinet by the Student Body President, and confirmed by the Senate.
Amelia is a senior who just began pursuing a degree in Social Work after two and a half years of Mechanical Engineering. While at UNF Amelia has engaged with the community on and off campus in many ways including undergraduate research in nanotechnology, mentoring refugees through the Hicks Honors College, serving as a student leader in the Navigators, and dedicating her Friday nights to serving the homeless Downtown. She is always looking for a new adventure, whether that be trying new restaurants in Jacksonville or travelling abroad. Post-graduation, Amelia hopes to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work and then be employed by a safe home for women and children survivors of sex trafficking.
What does the Student Advocate do?
The Student Advocate’s duties are outlined by the Constitution
and Statutes of the UNF Student Government as well as the Policies and
Procedures of the Executive and Judicial Branches. The following
responsibilities are entrusted to the Student Advocate:
The Student Advocate shall:
1. The Student Advocate shall be responsible for
representing the interests of the Student
Body, as expressed through the President, to the faculty and
administration on all major
academic related programs or initiatives of the
2. The Student Advocate shall serve as a Student
Liaison through the Student Government
to assist Students with problems, concerns, and complaints, such
as those involving
academics and the administration, through informal means such as
3. The Student Advocate shall be responsible for
researching and developing programs for
the President that improve the University of North Florida
campus and affect students
on a daily basis.
4. The Student Advocate shall, serve as the Chief
Public Defender for Student Government
barring a conflict of interest, and shall, upon request, provide
defense counsel to any party
concerning matters under the purview of Student
5. Serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the
University and Student Affairs
The Student Advocate is appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by
How can the Student Advocate help you?
The Student Advocate can help students with a variety of issues, from
addressing student complaints and concerns, to guiding students through
problems with faculty and the administration.
ways in which the Student Advocate helps students:
students during parking appeal hearings
- Refer students to the appropriate department within the University to resolve
- Provide students with information about how to get involved with Student
- Answer questions about current Student Government initiatives and projects
- Mediate complaints/concerns between two or more students
The Student Advocate does not…
- Supersede the authority of other University officials or faculty
- Change rules, policies, practices, or procedures
- Participate in any formal grievance process outside of Student Government
- Conduct formal investigations outside of Student Government
- Provide legal counsel or represent a student in any legal matter not under
the purview of Student Government