The Division of Student Affairs is excited to announce Jules Grable as the inaugural Director of Student Advocacy.

In this new role, Grable will provide comprehensive case management services to assist students experiencing crisis or personal challenges and connect them with resources on and off campus. She will work closely with students to develop personalized support plans to help them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

As the Director of Student Advocacy, Grable will continue to serve as the University’s victim advocate, providing direct care and confidential support for students who are survivors of sexual misconduct.  

“Following the pandemic, we have witnessed an increase in the number of students facing various personal challenges,” said Dr. Frank Ross, Vice President for Student Affairs. “The Director of Student Advocacy will play a pivotal role as we strengthen our infrastructure of care and support for Butler students, ensuring they have access to the assistance they need to thrive.”

Establishing a new role focused on student advocacy is also a key development in the Butler Beyond strategic direction.

“Supporting student well-being and engagement is a priority in Butler’s strategic efforts, and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to increase access to support and services that address the challenges impacting our students’ lives,” said Ross.

Grable joined the Butler community in 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s in Student Affairs and Higher Education. She is currently enrolled in Butler’s new Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program, and she is a trained victim’s advocate and a mental health first aid instructor.

Regarding this new role, Grable said, “I am honored to be able to expand how we can support students who are experiencing challenges and help them overcome obstacles to achieve their personal and educational goals.”

Students can find the new Student Advocacy office in Atherton Union 316. The office phone number is 317-940-2047, and the advocate cell phone number is 317-910-5572. Following fall break, students will hear more about ways to interact with the Director of Student Advocacy and learn about student advocacy services.