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Student Athlete Advocacy

The Student Athlete Advocate is a resource for student athletes to report issues of misconduct or mistreatment they may experience as a result of their participation in a University Athletics program. This role acts independently from the Athletics Department and reports issues of concern to the Office of the President, General Counsel, Dean of Students, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


  • Provide student athletes with a safe, neutral and private space to report any concerns and advocate for the resolution of these issues; promote the visibility of the Advocate role
  • Increase student athlete awareness of resources available to them and how to use those resources to have a more positive and healthy educational and social experience
  • Assist with the development, delivery and needs assessment of the Student Athlete Health, Safety and Wellbeing Program
  • Safeguard the wellbeing of student athletes and improve their overall experience at the University of Utah.

Leila Ames
Student Athlete Advocate

Last Updated: 5/14/21