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Student Support and Advocacy 

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The Office of Student Support and Advocacy works to help students overcome obstacles that stand in the way of personal and academic success at Pratt Institute. Student Support and Advocacy supports students in crisis and resolving student concerns. 

  • Coordinates care with student campus resources, including the Learning/Access Center, Counseling Services, and Health Services, and assists in connecting students with community resources.
  • Coordinates services and follow-up during and after hospitalization or medical leave of absence and works closely with parents and other family members to provide information, support, and advocacy.  
  • Connect students to reporting resources and provide support for those students who may have been the victim of harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct.
  • Works closely with faculty and staff regarding students of concern. Advocates for students about personal or medical issues are interfering with academic performance

Confidential reports can also be made directly to the Student Advocates or the Care Team by calling 718-399-4546 or  

Student Advocates;

Martha Cedarholm, FNP
Director of Student Support and Advocacy 
ISC Building Room 202
phone: 718/399-4546 | fax: 718/ 687-5317 |

Emma Phillips, MSW
Assistant Director Student Support and Advocacy
ISC Building Room 203
Phone: 718/687-5104 | fax: 718/687-5317 |

Students can make a remote or in-person appointment with the Student Advocate and Care Coordinator through Starfish;