Symplicity’s Advocate System offers everything you need to smoothly run a student conduct office and behavioral intervention team.

Built from the ground up by student conduct and behavioral intervention professionals who wanted to spend less time in front of a computer, and more time proactively engaging their student community, Advocate enhances collaboration and streamlines case management at colleges and universities.

By pairing the most powerful functionality with best-in-class IT security, Symplicity has become the most trusted campus safety solutions vendor in higher education.

Core features


Conduct Case Management

Our product management and support teams include former conduct professionals who understand that organization, collaboration, and efficiency are key components in processing incidents and monitoring students of concern.

All case data is available at your fingertips with an easy-to-follow case workflow, documents, notes, and transaction history allowing you to involve more stakeholders while processing cases more quickly. Read More...

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Engagement Toolset

Do you dedicate hours of time drafting letters? Scheduling meetings and hearings? Searching for missed sanctions? 

With Advocate’s engagement toolset, spend less time behind your computer and more time proactively engaging students. Advocate helps you streamline administrative tasks and concentrate on what matters—the student. Read More...

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Behavioral Intervention

We recognize the need for colleges and universities to proactively address campus safety, and comprehensive behavioral intervention may be the most critical component.

Advocate's CARE Network module allows institutions to more easily identify and more effectively address students of concern, often before an incident occurs. Read More...

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Student Directory

A powerful, well-organized student database is essential for any student conduct office, and advocate's holistic student record offers a complete transaction history providing unprecedented student insight.

Beyond an integrated student record, staff may search the student directory, monitor specific students, set flags, and easily add notes and documents on-the-fly. Read More...

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Federal Reporting Engine

Institutions of higher education are always looking for new methods to improve federal reporting efficiency and accuracy. Consequently, more student conduct offices and campus police departments are looking to push aside stacks of spreadsheets and implement best-of-breed technology.

Advocate features a Federal Reporting component that is dedicated to generating and sending Clery and other mandated federal reports, thus helping to ensure full compliance.Read More...

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Mobile Version

With Advocate's Mobile Version, you have the freedom to take actions on cases without having to run back to your computer!

You may now easily access your cases on any mobile device or tablet in a user friendly format, which can help ensure that you're never late in responding to a critical incident or urgent concern. Read More...

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Reporting & Quick Statistics

Have all of your data at your fingertips. Our Reporting Module allows you to create comprehensive ad hoc reports. From the report writer screen, you may select any/all fields in the database for extraction.

Refine your data set by filtering against any field, so you can display information by incident type, by location, by created/modified date range, and the yearly Clery Report. Read More...

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Customization Tools

Every office is unique, and most administrators want to tailor their system’s interface to align with their precise vision. Knowing our customers’ desire for interface control, we provide extensive customization and configuration capabilities.

Advocate's custom workflow comes complete with customizable emails, alerts and notifications. Just because your office is adopting new technology doesn't mean that you have to change your office's process. Read More...

Security and compliance

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As an organization, Symplicity's highest priority is safeguarding your data. Many companies claim to secure your data, but we back it up with frequent independent audits.

Since our inception, Symplicity has maintained the confidentiality and privacy of millions of student and employer records to support full compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Read More...

Powerful integration options

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Data Synchronization

Do you use Ellucian, Oracle, Jenzabar or another enterprise platform? Symplicity's dedicated Systems Integration Team delivers sophisticated integration with student information and financial systems via web services, sFTP, and other methods.

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Calendar Integration

Symplicity provides full integration with Microsoft Exchange and supports iCal and SyncML so that you can easily synchronize with Outlook, Lotus, and Google calendars, as well as smart phones by Apple, Blackberry, etc.

The personal calendar shows your schedule for the day/week/month. Or, you can view a colleague's meeting availability - all from a single web interface. Our visibility controls ensure that only authorized staff may view private events and appointments.

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Authentication Integration

Make your software even easier to use by integrating your portal with single sign-on or shared authentication. We support CAS, Shibboleth, uPortal, Luminis, LDAP, Active Directory, and many other options.

Flexible Pricing

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Whether you are a small or large institution, Advocate aligns with the preferences and needs of each office by providing a wide range of features and price points.

Institutions may license Advocate Full Edition™, which offers a comprehensive suite of tools for an unlimited user base, or the Advocate modular edition, which is available for those offices seeking to pick and choose specific features with varying costs.