Welcome to the UC Berkeley ASUC Student Advocate’s Office


  • Email us at help@berkeleysao.org
  • Visit us at our office at 114B Hearst Gym
  • Call us at (510)-642-6912

The ASUC Student Advocate’s Office (SAO) — effectively the campus public defender — is an executive, non-partisan office of the student government at UC Berkeley. We offer representation, help, and advice to any student or student group involved in a dispute with the University.

Our caseworkers have experience and knowledge about all sorts of problems, including conduct violations, grade disputes, enrollment issues, financial aid problems, establishment of residency, discrimination, and harassment. All assistance is free and confidential.

You can:

  • Visit the division pages above for information and resources about common disputes.
  • Contact us! We will assign a knowledgable caseworker to help you.

Looking to join our office? Click here for our application page.

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We are a student group acting independently of the University of California. We take full responsibility for our organization and this web site.