Student Advocacy Center
Students: The Student Advocacy Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm and Tuesdays 8am-7pm. Grab and go snacks/drinks are available daily to students at the center. The Store and Magic Closet are available by appointment. To schedule these services please contact the Advocacy Center helpline at (210) 486-1111. The Advocacy Center helpline is available Monday – Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-5pm and the first Saturday of the month 9am-1pm.
We will continue to offer counseling and case management appointments through Zoom or in person if requested. Your personal information will be secure, kept confidential, and the staff will be in a private room.
If you have questions and do not need immediate assistance feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we will be posting resources we find on our Facebook page, so be sure to like/follow us @SACadvocacycenter
Staff/Faculty: To refer a student, click here. This form is specifically for Advocacy Services and will be directed to the Director of Student Advocacy for follow up. Please fill out the form entirely. (This form is not for student use)
Welcome to the Student Advocacy Center at San Antonio College!
Providing Resources... Building Hope
Increase student retention rates by supporting student's unmet socio-economic or mental health needs which exist outside the classroom and negatively impact levels of stress, focus, and student performance.
We will demonstrate respect and care for each student as we endeavor to deeply understand their needs and work tirelessly to help remove barriers to critical basic-needs resources using holistic assessment and case management as a best practice.
About the Center
Changing the lives of our students by providing them with the resources they need to meet their basic needs so they are able to focus on their academics, increasing student performance, retention, and graduation rates, contributing to a healthy, stable, and educated community.
Officially opened in Fall 2016, the Student Advocacy Center serves, students, faculty, and staff with a variety of programs and services to help them succeed. The Student Advocacy Center is driven by our own SAC work-study students, as well as Social Work, Counseling, and Public Health interns, from colleges across San Antonio, providing a collaborative approach to our client's needs.
The following services are offered at the Student Advocacy Center:
• A food pantry available to students, staff and faculty twice a month.
• A Clothes Closet available to students, staff and faculty twice a month.
Book Voucher Program
• Students can apply for book vouchers, which can be used at the SAC campus bookstore. Supplies are limited.
Case Management Services through Referrals:
• Application for public assistance including SNAP benefits, WIC or Medicaid.
• Emergency assistance – For services and support including housing, health care, child care, utility assistance.
• Daily snack and drink offered to students