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Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Student Advocacy and Accountability has moved to a virtual office. Our physical office in the Student Engagement Center is not open for public contact until further notice. You can contact us at (210) 829-6034 or at You may also use our contact information on the right side of this page.


Student Advocacy and Accountability supports the University's educational mission by administering the UIW student conduct process in a fair, timely, respectful and educationally purposeful manner. Student Advocacy and Accountability collaborates with faculty, staff and students to provide a safe, fair and supportive learning environment. Student Advocacy and Accountability provides outreach and education related to student rights and responsibilities, UIW student conduct policies and procedures. Student Advocacy and Accountability works in support of students attaining their academic goals and to facilitate integrity and ethical development.

Cardinal Pledge

I will pursue all of my endeavors with honor and integrity to advance the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization and the common good.

I will take personal responsibility for my actions and stand for what is right.

I will respect the dignity of others, treating them with civility, courtesy, and compassion as I carry out the UIW Mission.

Student Learning Objectives

As a result of engaging with the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability, students will:
  • Understand how the Student Code of Conduct supports the well-being of the university community;
  • Gain perspective on the impact of their choices and decisions in support of their academic and personal success;
  • Reflect on their ethical obligations as a student and professional;
  • Gain perspective and an understanding of how their behavior impacts the community; and
  • Recognize the value of the student conduct process as an educational opportunity.

Contact us:

Student Engagement Center

Suite 3150

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Matthew A. Carpenter, M.Ed.


Student Advocacy and Accountability
(210) 805-5864

Shirin Ektera


Student Advocacy and Accountability
(210) 283-6413

...because Cardinals CARE