The Advocacy Office was established in 1999 to provide information and support to students facing the bureaucratic challenges and disciplinary committees of UBC. The office strives to provide students with information about UBCÔÇÖs policies and procedures when they are in a formal or informal conflict with the University. Although the office does not provide legal advice, the office offers confidential and effective support to any undergraduate and graduate student at UBC in regards to the disputes outlined below. ÔÇó Non Academic Misconduct ÔÇô Non Academic Misconduct may include vandalism of University property, harassing others individuals, and stealing on Campus Grounds. We can also assist and advocate for the rights of students accused or complaining of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. ÔÇó Academic Misconduct ÔÇô Academic Misconduct may include engaging or attempting to engage in cheating, plagiarism, falsifying information, etc. ÔÇó Academic Standing ÔÇô Academic Standing refers to issues such as failing a grade or promotion to next level of studies. ÔÇó Housing Appeals ÔÇô Housing incidents that relate to the UBC Resident Contract, subletting, etc. ÔÇó Parking Disputes ÔÇô Appealing a Traffic Notice (Parking ticket disputes). ÔÇó Library Fine Appeals ÔÇô Appealing library fines and other charges. ÔÇó Miscellaneous - providing referrals to other appropriate services, providing advice and information on topics not listed above.