Student Advocate

Dr. LaToya MillsDr. LaToya Mills
Student Advocate &  Associate Director
Office of Student Advocacy

Contact the Student Advocate

What is the Student Advocate's role?

  • To advocate, advise and guide students through the complaints and grievance process, including:
    • Assist students/groups with a desire to see change
    • Help students who are unsure of how to dispute or respond to an issue
    • Provide guidance for personal and academic matters
  • Clarify institutional policies and procedures
  • Provide notary services for students

Notary Services

The Student Advocate is a commissioned Notary Public and is available to assist students who require a notary seal on government, legal, travel, business or personal documents, at no cost. Please note that Notary Publics cannot notarize birth, marriage or death certificates. Commonly notarized items include: contracts, affidavits, wills, trusts, deeds and petitions.

As a notary public, the student advocate does not provide legal advice or advisement on legal documents. Request an appointment or more information about notary services from the Office of Student Advocacy.

How to prepare for your Notary appointment: 

  • Request an appointment 
  • Bring a valid government issued photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport) 
  • Do not sign or date the document
  • Ensure that all pages of the document are filled out completely, with the exception of the signature and date
  • Bring all the pages of the document that need to be notarized, not just the signature page 
  • Expect your notary appointment to last at least 15 minutes 

Please note that notary services are provided by appointment and are free to all UHCL students. Request an appointment, and a member of the OSA team will reach out to you to schedule a visit.

Request Appointment


  • Office of Student Advocacy

    Phone: 281-283-2720
    Contact OSA

    SSCB 1.201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.